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tVetcoMie Back 

The Pulse is here 

by Michelle Bair 


Hi, and welcome to Cowley. 
To those who are sohomores, 
welcome back. 

What you're reading is a 
special edition of the PULSE, a 
student magazine started two 
years ago to replace the 
College's yearbook. We're 
especially proud of the PULSE 
because last year it was named 
the number two general in- 
terest student magazine in the 
nation by the Society of 
Collegiate Journalists. 

But that was last year. This 
year, the staff is already at 
work to serve you. While you 
were attending your last 
minute before-school-starts 
parties, six members of the 
staff (the ones we could get in 
touch with and who were 
available) were cleaning out 
summer brain rot and got 
together to put out this special 
issue just for you. 

The entire staff will be 
working to bring the student 
body an up-to-date look at cam- 
pus life and recapture the 
memories before they're filed 
into the brain to collect dust. 
The PULSE will be published 
four more times this year and 
you can look for it in late Oc- 
tober, December, March and 

But this isn't the only student 
publication on campus. The 
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TIGER'S ROAR, a daily 
newspaper, will keep you up to 
date on Cowley events of the 
current week. The editor of the 
ROAR is Lori Schwintz, a Win- 
field sophomore. The first issue 
is scheduled for Aug. 28 and 
you can look for it every day 

THE CYCLE is a monthly 
newspaper and is more like the 
one you are used to at home. 
The editor is Arkansas City 
sophomore Steve Dye and the 
first publication date is Sept. 5. 
THE CYCLE will be out the first 
Friday of every month. 

I look forward to an exciting 
year for the magazine and the 
other publications, and I hope 
you like the extra edition sur- 
vival guide that a small group 
of the PULSE staff has put 

In addition to all the begin- 
ning-of-school policies you'll be 
asked to learn and know by 
heart, I want to add one 
request of my own. Read at 
least a small part of the PULSE- 
every issue. After all, you'll 
never know if you like it until 
you try it. Believe me, we'll be 
working hard to see that Mikie 
and you will definitely like the 

Have a great year, 

Michelle Bair, 
PULSE Editor-in-Chief 

Mini-Mag Editor 

Steve Dye 

Jeff Dzeidzic 

Stephanie Bruner 

John Dalton 

April Houston 

David Mclntj re 

This issue of the PULSE has 
been produced by a small por 
Hon of the PULSE staff as a 
welcome back to school 
edition. The PULSE will be 
produced quarterly by the 
School Publications class at 
Cowley County Community 
College and Area Vocational 
Technical School, 125 S 
Second, Arkansas City Kansas; 

One thousand copies of 
"Survival Issue" were prints 
the Arkansas City Traveled 


Who ya gonna call? 

by David Mdntire 

It's a cool October morning. 
As you rush down the dorm 
step, you trip on your size 10s 
and get to know the stairs and 
landing "up close and per- 

While assessing the damage 
to your frame and that stunning 
ensemble you jumped into not 
minutes before, you notice your 
left ankle has swollen to the 
size of a large, very large, 
grapefruit and is the color of 
Smurfette's nose. As a popular 
movie of a few years back 
asked, "Whatcha gonna do?" 

If you're not a native of 
Arkansas City, this could be a 
sticky situation. A survival list 

of numbers is included here to 
help you out. 

First is 911. This one numer 
will get the police, fire depart- 
ment, or ambulance in just 
three digits. It's for emergency 
situations only so calling 911 to 
complain about that parking 
ticket you got last December 
wouldn't be advised. There are 
numbers for that, too. 

Those numbers, 442-3344 for 
the police department, 442- 
2324 for the Fire Department, 
and 442-1410 for an ambulance 
are manned 24 hours a day, 
and if the dispatcher can't an- 
swer your question, they can 
connect you to someone who 

can help. 

If you need medical attention 
but the situation isn't pressing 
enough to call on 911, one of 
the places to go would be 
Arkansas City Memorial 
Hospital which is located at 1st 
Street and Birch Avenue. The 
phone number is 442-2500, and 
the emergency exit is located 
on the south side of the 

If what you have is the snif- 
fles or a dull ache or lumbago, 
any of a number of physicians 
will 'cure' you in exchange for 
some of your (or mom and 

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Susan Rush-Johnston enrolls three for either day or night classes at largest enrollments the College has 
freshmen college students. As of Cowley. It appears to be one of the had. (Photo by Jeff Dseldilc) 
August 22. .1 ,032 students had enrolled 

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College celebrates 65th year 
with 'one to grow on' theme 

At 65, Cowley County Com- 
munity College and Area 
Vocational-Technical School 
is doing anything but retiring. 
As a matter of fact, when 
educational opportunities are 
considered this fall, more than 
2,000 students will agree that 
an education at Cowley will 
give them an edge... one they 
can grow on. 

CCCC-AVTS is a far cry from 
the institution that was foun- 
ded in August of 1922. By Sep- 
tember 11 of that year, 58 
students-40 women and 18 
men-enrolled for classes that 
were held in four rooms of the 
newly completed high school 
building. Today, the campus 
boasts a 19-acre campus, 10 
buildings and a new dormitory 
?hat should be ready for oc- 
cupancy before the end of the 
institution's 65th anniversary 

The student body has 
changed considerably, too. 
Back in 1922, the students 
were principally recent high 

school graduates. Today, the 
fastest growing student age 
group is between 30-39 years 
of age. There are still plenty 
of recent high school 
graduates around. As a mat- 
ter of fact there were more 18- 
20 year olds on campus last 
semester than any other age 
group but the 30-39 year old 
category appears to be cat- 
ching up. 

That change in our student 
body means that the College 
is offering updating of job 
skills and retraining to people 
already on the job, as well as 
initial skills training and tran- 
sfer programs for the 
traditional student. It means 
that at 65 the College is ser- 
ving its community better than 

The College, like the coun- 
try, has been through some 
rough times. During the war 
years the enrollment dropped 
markedly. In 1944 the class 
consisted of 18 women, who 
wore white caps and gowns as 

they might have done in an al 
girls school. "The class of 194J 
had only nine graduates. Little 
did they know that three 
generations later the 
graduating classes woulc 
number over 200. 

The College has learned tc 
adapt to the rough times, too 
During the war years when 
the full time student 
population decreased, night 
classes were started to ac- 
comodate the part-time 
students with jobs. Today thei 
night classes, through thei 
Continuing Education 
program, account for about 50 
percent of the College's 
enrollment head count. 

Currently, the College 
recognizes the problems of 
the economy and the needs of 
the community. That's why 
grants and scholarships have 
been designed especially for 
the displaced worker and 
those in farm related oc- 





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Seeking shelter 

by Sieve Dye 


This year, some Cowley 
students will experience 
problems on a larger scale than 
finding enough time to study or 
locating their classrooms. For 
them the problem will hit closer 
to home. They may not be able 
to find one, at least not on 

The College is finding it hard 
to place students who want to 
live on campus. About a week 
before classes started, Sid 
Regnier, vice-president of ad- 
ministration told the board of 
trustees that even by using all 
available housing there were 
still seven more housing con- 
tracts than there were dor- 

mitory spaces. 

The College is finding a 
variety of solutions to the 
problem. The most permanent, 
and the most expensive, of 
these solutions is the con- 
struction of a new 40-bed dor- 
mitory at the corner of Fourth 
Street and Central. Con- 
struction on the dorm started in 
July and is already "out of the 
ground." The new dormitory, 
which is being built by Walz and 
Sigler Construction Co. from 
Wichita, carries a projected 
$732,300 price tag. 

While the new dormitory is a 
much needed addition to the 
campus, it's completion date is 

uncertain. Regnier told the 
Board of Trustees in an Aug. It 
meeting that the constructor 
company is projecting an end o\ 
January completion but he isn'1 
sure that's possible. 

The dormitory will provide 
relief to a situation which 
presently has students staying 
three to a room which was 
designed for two. According to 
Director of Student Life Virgi 
Watson, students who are 
staying three to a room will be 
moved to the new facility as 
soon as it is completed. 

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(Continued from page 6) 

"We're going to move the 
students staying three to a 
room first, and we're going to 
give them single rooms over 
there," Watson said. 

The College has also fur- 
nished a garage apartment 
behind Ireland Hall which will 
accomodate four students. 
Watson said that for security 
reasons, those rooms will be 
housed by male students 
because it may be "too dark to 
put girls back there." 

The situation may be relieved 

somewhat by the normal at- 
trition rate of the students. 

"We will lose 10 or so at the 
beginning," Watson said. 
"Some basketball players may 
not make the first team and 
will get mad and go home, and 
some girls might decide they 
don't like it here-that it's not 
what they expected-and go 
home to mom." 

For the most part, Watson 
says the students understand 
the crowded situation. 

"We talked to them about it, 
and no one minded. They all 
wanted to stay," he said. 

While some students may be 
able to seek accomodations off 
campus, many can't afford to. 

"We have students on Pell 
Grants that aren't here yet. 
They can't tell a landlord they'll 
pay him when their Pell Grant 
arrives," Watson said. "We can 
wait on the money here at the 
College, but you can't find a 
landlord to do that." 

Henderson named dorm supervisor 

by Steve Dye 

Cowley may not have a new 
dormitory yet, but they do have 
a new dorm supervisor. 

Pat Henderson is a graduate 
of Oklahoma State University, 
with a bachelors degree in 
psychology. She also has an 
associate degree in word 
processing fom Tulsa Junior 

Henderson is married to a 
corrections officer at a prison in 
Hominy, Okla. They have two 
children, a 14 year-old boy and 
an 1 1 year-old boy. 

Before coming to Cowley, 
Henderson worked as a house 
service worker at the Winfield 
State Hospital and Training 
Center. She said that her job 
there was unsatisfying. 

"I wasn't too happy with my 
prior job, mainly because I felt 
like I -spent all that time going 
to school, then I wound up in a 
job where I didn't use my 
college education," she said. 

As dormitory supervisor, 
Henderson is aware of the 
shortage of available housing 
for students on campus. 

"We do have more students 

than we have rooms, but we're think it's going to be a real 
trying to make everybody hap- challenge, and that it's going to 
py and put them where they get me in the area where I want 

want," she said. 

Henderson is aware that 
there were some problems with 
dorm management last year, 
but said that she doesn't an- 
ticipate any trouble. 

"I've had some of the studen- 
ts and some of the staff both 
tell me that things got a little 
out of hand last year, but I'm 
going to put my foot down at 
the very beginning and say that 
we're going to treat the 
roomates with respect, and if 
not, they will be written up. I'm 
hoping that I can say 'hey, this 
is going to be our family life for 
a year and let's all try and work 
together'," she said. 

Henderson said that although 
it means being apart from her 
family, she is happy to be at 

"I love it. I really do. When I 
first interviewed for this job, 
there was some hesitation 
because of my family situation. 
But my husband said, 'Hey, it's 
up to you,' so I took the job. I 

to go," she said. 


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Bookstore moves to basement 

by Michelle Bair 

The bookstore has moved 
and is currently located in the 
Endowment Association rooms 
in the basement of the College 

Ruene Gage is the coor- 
dinator at the bookstore and is 
ready for business. 

Books are the main reason 
students go to the bookstore, 
but she also has supplies, t- 
shirts and sweatshirts. 

The bookstore was moved so 
the kitchen and dining area can 

be expanded and is only ex- 
pected to be located in its 
current place for a semester or 
year at the longest. 

Many students are on grants 
and scholarships. Gage is ad- 
vised of a list of those who 
receive the books at no cost, 
but can not be kept. Unem- 
ployment is another list she 
gets for those who are to 
receive books but everyone 
else must pay the price. 

Classes change and so do 

books. Patience is a virtue in 
Gage's department. 

'I'm glad to have them 
(students) here at Cowley and 
ask they have patience while 
they wait for their books,' Gage 

What does Gage hope for in 
the future? 

'I would like to be able to sell 
calculators and clothing along 
with supplies and I'm always 
selling books!' 


Sookstor* coordinator Ruene Gage, school year. Gage not only hankie, shirts and swoatshirts.(Photo by Jeff 
looks over her large book supply forth* college books but school supplies, t- Dzeldxlc) 



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Hello from SGA 

by M/che//e Bair 

Spirit and skill will combine 
into one loud Tiger proud 
group. The Cowley 

cheerleaders and the pompon 
squad have become one to lead 
Tiger fans. 

Sponsor Stephanie Barnhill 
explained the reason for the 

"Since the objectives of the 
two squads were the same, we 
decided to combine them into 
one spirit squad. This will also 
help give the students more 
time to devote to their studies 
because we will form two 
groups that will alternate 
traveling to out of town 
games," Barnhill said. 

Barnhill said there are still 
three open spots on the squad 
and grants in aid are available. 
In addition to attending the 
Tiger games, Spirit Squad mem- 
' bers will perform in the 
Arkalalah Parade, and conduct 
a spirit clinic for little league 
cheerleaders on Family Day. 

According to Barnhill, 
anyone interested in trying out 
for the Tiger mascot should talk 
to her as soon as possible. 

"We're looking for someone 
who is full of energy and fun 
loving," said Barnhill. "The 
Tiger is a popular part of Tiger 
games, especially for the little 
kids. The Tiger has to be able to 
love the kids and have enough 
personality to dance to 'Bar- 
bara Ann' like Joey Wilson did 
last year." 

by Debbie Hobaugh 

Welcome to Cowley! As 
Student Government 

Association President I want to 
warn you, you're in for an ex- 
citing year. Troy Girrens, SGA 
Vice-President and myself will 
be doing our best to make this 
year the most memorable one 

Cowley offers an array of op- 
portunities from academic 
clubs to fun-filled intermurals. 
Along ■ with many planned 
social events throughout the 
year it gets started with the 
Tiger Tube Races. Concluding 
the wet and wild races, SGA 
will sponsor the annual water- 
melon feed in Paris Park. It will 
be a great time to get acquain- 
ted with other students, and to 

SGA President 

pucker up and attempt to break 
the record for spitting water- 
melon seeds. 

The Student Government 
Association was established to 
serve and speak the voice of 
the students. We are looking 
forward to doing that for you. 
You can make our job easier 
and succesful by getting in- 
volved. Weigh the options and 
join a club or two and let us 
know what can be done . to 
make Cowley a better place to 
study and grow because, 
together we're better. 
Welcome back to Cowley! Meet 
new friends. I'm hoping that 
with everyone's involvement 
we can have a great year. 


Sam Williams takes a well deserved, 
break during last year's Tiger Tube 
River Race. Tiger Tubes was the brain- 
child of Bob Juden. 


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Clubs add to campus life 

by John Dalton 

Cowley has approximately 20 
clubs and organizations in- 
volving all aspects of college 

SGA (Student Government 
Association), Tiger Action Club, 
for the spirited at heart, lear- 
ning of the dangers of chemical 
abuse or joining a Bible study 
are all club activities. Other 
clubs deal with learning about 
specific study area. 

Alcohol Drug Abuse 
Awareness Council 

One of the newest 
organizations on Cowley's cam- 
pus is ADAAC. ADAAC for- 
med last year. In it's first year, 
the organization held several 
dances and a non-alcoholic 
beverage contest. The club also 
sponsored a poster contest to 
promote awareness to students 
of the danger of chemical 
abuse. The club is sponsored by 
Linda Puntney and Virgil Wat- 

Government Association 

SGA is always planning some 
sort of Cowley event. From 
watermelon feeds to Tigerama. 
SGA really keeps the campus 
life busy. SGA members are 
elected by each organization 
and they attend monthly 
meetings. SGA is sponsored by 
W.S. Scott and Carriasco 
McGilbra. Project Care spon- 
sored a sold-out musical and 
talent night. Proceeds from the 
concert helped reduce student 
loans from the group and ad- 

ded to the treasury to offset the 
cost of community service 
projects by the group.. A goal 
of the group's choir was to per- 
form in a different church every 
Sunday. The group is sponsored 
by Virgil Watson and Lu Nelson. 

Drama Club 

The Drama Club produces 
and performs one play a 
semester. Last year the 
organization presented the 
comedy 'Everybody Loves 
Opal,' and the murder mystery 
'Murder on Center Stage.' The 
organization is under direction 
of Sharon Hill. 

Kansas Home 

Student Section 

Although KHESS has a small 
membership, they accomplish a 
great deal. Under the direction 
of Carol Hobaugh-Maudlin, the 
organization annually presents 
a fashion show. The show is put 
together by the club members 
and they even model the 
clothes. The club takes many 
field trips. 

Traditional, Non- 
traditional Students 

The 'Traditional and Non- 
Traditional Student' 
organization, also known as 
TNTS are a support group for 
students who have been out of 
school for several years or to 
any student who is interested. 
There are no dues or mem- 
berships. Last year, the TNTS 
sponsored a scholarship raffle, 
held a sock hop, and also 


helped with the Kiwanis Pan- 
cake Feed. The organization is 
sponsored by Chris Vollweider. 

Christian Fellowship 

CCF meets twice a week with 
sponsor Philip Buechner. The 
fellowship provides an op- 
portunity for students to ex- 
press their fellowship together 
on campus. In the past, CCF ac- 
tivities included weekend 
crusades, inter-denominational 
athletics and going to Christian 

Tiger Action Club 

Tiger Action Club is a spirit 
club for Cowley's athletic 
teams. TAC does not support 
just the athletes, they promote 
spirit among Cowley students 
by painting posters that are 
hung along the hallways. Fund 
raising projects have included 
selling orange sweatshirts 

with Tiger Paws. TAC is also 
responsible for the annual chili 
feed and pep rally before 
homecoming. The organization 
is sponsored by Stephanie Bar- 

Vocational Industrial 
Clubs of America 

VICA is an organization for 
students who are involved in 
the fields of trade, industrial, 
technical and health. Robert 
Boggs and Charles White are 
VICA sponsors. Members were 
involved with the Pancake Feed 
and the Tumbleweed Car Show. 

(Continued on page 13) 

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Society for 
Collegiate Journalists 

SCJ is for members of the 
College publications staffs and 
anyone interested in media. 
Ron Pruitt is the sponsor. SCJ 
produced and sold CCCC pom- 
pon girl calendars during the 
first semester, and in January 
recognized 'Freedom of the 
Press' day. 

Distributive Education 
Club of America 

DECA is a club for students 
who are learning the fun- 
damentals of moving mer- 
chandise from the original 
manufacturer to the retailer. 
Activities for DECA included: 
field trips to television stations 
and evaluating Wichita malls 
for display ads. The sponsor of 
the club is Bob Brennaman. 

Cosmetology VICA 

Cosmo VICA is a club in 
which members familiarize 
themselves with the newest 
hairstyling techniques and also 
with the Cowley campus. Last 
year the club held several bake 
sales and sold candy bars on 
Campus. They also offered free 

(Continued from page 12) 

manicures and facials during an 
open house. And they entered 
a float in last year's Arkalalah 
Parade. The sponsor of Cosmo 
VICA is Pat Mauzey. 

Education Association 

The SEA is an organization 
for those students who are con- 
sidering a career in teaching. 
The prospective teachers meet 
on a monthly basis. Last year, 
the club hosted guest speakers, 
including Dr. Edward Foster of 
Southwestern College, and 
Middle School principal Blaine 
Babb. The sponsor of SEA is 
Stan Dyck. 

Science and 
Engineering Club 

The Science and Engineering 
Club is involved in interests 
such as astronomy and physics. 
Last year the club held public 
veiwing sessions of Halley's 
Comet, and traveled to the 
Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. 
They also toured the 
Engineering Department at 
Wichita State University. The 
sponsor for the club is Dr. 
Michael Nicholas. 

Phi Theta Kappa 

PTK is a national honor 
society for students who accel 
at academics. Last year the club 
concentrated on initiating new 
members and reorganization. 
The club also started a newslet- 
ter to keep its other Kansas 
chapters informed of their ac- 
tivities. The sponsor for PTK is 
Jim Miesner. 

Phi Beta Lambda 

PBL is a fraternity for studen- 
ts who are interested in 
business. The group par- 
ticipates in state and national 
contests and takes a number of 
field trips during the year. 
Sponsors for the group are 
Mary Wilson and Joe Isaacson. 

Agri-Business Club 

Agri-business club is designed 
for students enrolled in 
agriculture classes. The pur- 
pose of the club is to develop 
leadership abilities and 
promote agriculture in the com- 
munity. Larry Schwintz and 
Richard Tredway sponsor the 



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(Continued from page 3) 

dad's-if that be the case) hard choice, now you get to do some without a job? Thats where Job 

earned greenbacks. A list can legwork. Get ready to traipse Services comes in. This agency 

be found in the yellowpages or across town to get your elec- has helped many a college 

through the hospital. A list of tricity, gas and cable turned on. student pay for those nasty 

specialists (chiropracters, To get your electricity you 'head debts that tend to accumulate 

OBGYN and the like) can be north young man,' to 3113 N. when mom and dad don't foot 

found in either place also. Summit. They will ask you a the bill. They are just two 

But enough of what ails you. barrage of questions about blocks from the College and 

Some of you may still be apart- you, your parents, your job will try to hook you up with a 

ment shopping. Since about the etc., then set up a time for hook part or full time job for FREE. 

only dorm space left is in the up. You'll do the same at the May we also suggest the 

bathtubs, many of you will be gas company 304 S. Summit. Traveler and their handy dandy 

going as the Army says, on the Cable Television Inc. is located 'Help Wanted' section in the 

economy list.' You can find a at 207 N. Summit and for most classifieds. Ed Hargrove and 

list of apartments or houses for people is the only place where the Financial Aid Office also 

rent through almost any realtor money is taken and service is carries a list of jobs available in 

m town. The Chamber of Com- installed. A call to 442-2280 will the community and on campus, 

merce also has a listing. One tell you just what to bring since Hopefully no one will need 

might check the Traveler or it varies with the amount of the emergency numbers and 

bulletin board around the premium channels (Showtime, the other information will be 

college or around town. Once HBO) you want. useful while you're at Cowley, 

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Tiger Tube week (Roster 
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6:30-8:30, 8-ball Pool Tournament 

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Volleyball Scrimmage at Friends 

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Phanlom Diner 

The Phantom Diner is back and 
his culinary palate is in action. 
His first strike of the season was 
on The Patio resturant in down- 
town Arkansas City. 


COVER STORY: Jim Brown, 
Wichita freshman, flips over 
Cowley. Brown, a member of the 
Tiger Spirit Squad is also ranked 
fifth in the state in gymnastics. 
(Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

Mini -Mag 

The drinking laws in Kansas 
directly affect a great many 
Cowley students. What students 
at Cowley think of the laws and 
substance use in general is con- 
tained inside the mini-mag. 



Drop Policy 

Changes in the way a student 
can drop a class, have an impact 
on students and faculty. Those 
affected express their opinions. 






Whether you were interested in sports, 
Cowley history, or music, there was 
something for everyone Oct. 11 at the 
Cowley Family Day. 

Kansas weather being what it is, the 
hoped for warm weather did not make an 
appearance. Due to heavy rain, the golf 
tournament, scheduled for 9 a.m., had to 
be cancelled. 

"I showed up ready to play, and there 
was nobody there," said freshman Donnie 
Huffman. "Bob Juden hadn't even gotten 
there yet, he was running behind schedule. 
When I got there it was raining, so we tyad 
to call it off, then on my way home, it stop- 
ped raining, but nobody rescheduled it." 

The rainy weather did not affect the 
cheerleading clinic held at the Aud/Gym. 
Nearly 100 grade school and junior high 
school girls attended the clinics to learn 
new cheers, basic jumps, and a little tum- 

"It was a lot of fun working with the 
kids, especially the younger ones, they 
looked so cute doing their jumps and 
yelling 'Hey Go Team Go Go Team,' " said 
sophomore Debbie Hobaugh. 

The next event for the day was the brun- 
ch in Nelson Student Center. The meal was 
set up buffet style for the 120 people who 
had made reservations, and featured fresh 
fruit, pancakes, coffee cake, scrambled 
eggs, hash-browns, bacon, ham, and green 

"Breakfast was OK. ..I thought the beans 
were out of place but it was still nice," said 
Kelly Carver, secretary. 

Door decoration judging took place at 11 
a.m. The idea of the contest was to 
decorate dorm doors in a Halloween or 
Happy 65th Birthday, Cowley theme. 
Peaches Harris and Amy Semmler won 
the contest and the $25 prize money with 
what was considered by the judges to be 
"goulish Halloween decorations." They 
completed their mood by having a 45- 
minute soundtrack of eerie music playing. 

"I really liked the door decorations. 
Peaches and Amy put a lot into theirs," 
said Tita Fields, freshman. 

At 11:30 a.m. a two-mile fun run was a 
sight to see, if you did not mind getting 
wet. The Kansas weather reared its ugly 
head again as the 22 runners started out 
under gray skies that opened up in a literal 
downpour. Contestants were determined 
and finished out the race in spite of 

nature's temper tantrum. 

"I wouldn't have minded running if it 
hadn't rained," said Melissa Schwabauer, 
freshman. "It was hard to see and the cold 
gave me leg cramps. By the time it was 
over with, I was 100 percent soaked and 
my shirt must have weighed 10 pounds." 

The rain didn't dampen Pam Fritz's 
spirits or her running time. The Columbia, 
S.C., freshman took the 18-25 women's 
category with a 13:25 time. Topeka 
sophomore Ed Faison took the men's 
category with a 12:47 time. 

A "Welcome to Cowley" presentation 
was made in the Little Theatre a 1 p.m.. 

The choir performed some soft, gospel 
music featuring student soloists which the 
audience seemed to enjoy. Once the stage 
was cleared, a chant by the Cowley spirit 
squad opened their performance as they 
ran down the aisles to the stage. 

The Cowley Family of the Year can- 
didates were introduced, and College 
President Dr. Gwen Nelson personally 
welcomed the audience. 

"We're pretty close here and one of the 
privileges of the president is that I get to 
do a lot of hugging," Nelson said. "Don't, 
be surprised if, during the day's activities, 
I come up behind you and give you a hug." 

The Little Theatre was the place to be 
from 2-2:30 p.m., the Cowley Jazz Band en- 
tertained a fairly good sized audience with 
tunes that were easily recognizable to 

Cowley student Shakespeare Davenport 
said, "I liked the music stuff the best, 
cause it was soft, the trumpets and sax 
were great." 

A taste of Cowley history from its alumni 
followed the jazz band concert. A panel of 
nine graduates told of life at Cowley dating 
back to the school's opening in 1922 
through 1980. 

The panelists were Audra Stark, 1922; 
George and Betty Sybrant, 1942; Iris 
David, 1947; Terry Eaton, 1954; Dennis 
Shurtz, 1968; Mark Paton, 1971; Tim 
Flowers, 1980; Jackie Wilson, 1981; and 
Albert Bacastow, 1965 and chairman of the 
Board of Trustees. The guest speakers 
traced the development of the College and 
its traditions since it was founded in 1922. 

Freshman Donnie Huffman, was 
featured in his father's band for an hour- 
long concert following the panel. The band, 
which has cut two records and performs 

Focus on Cowley Week 

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Focus on Cowley 

GETTING HIS STRIPES-Reglna Musgrove applies 
paint to Pam Elliot's son during Supermarket 
Sunday. Elliot also taught a class in CPR. (Photo 
by Brian Smith) 

band performs during Family Day. 

FLIPPING OUT-Jim Brown teaches gymnastics 
during Supermarket Sunday. (Photo by Wayne 

frequently in the South Central Kansas 
area, was composed almost entirely of 
Cowley graduates. 

"Sue, my wife, who plays piano for us, 
and I both graduated from Cowley," Huff- 
man said. 

A demonstration by the girl's volleyball 
squad was at 4:30. The girls played a 
men's team from Arkansas City and soun- 
dly beat them in all three games. 

Catherine Craig, freshman volleyball 
player, enjoyed the match for a special 

"That was. the first time my mom saw 
me play," she said. 

From 5-6 p.m. about 25 students entered 
the Anything Goes Competition. Par- 
ticipants broke up into groups of five to 
take part in some hillarious relays. 

"I liked blowing the bubbles in the bub- 
ble blowing contest." said Mary Dewell. 
"Also, it was great when my mom got in on 
the games. She was out their jumping 
around and yelling with everybody else in 
the pop-the-balloon contest." 

"The life-saver pass at the Anything 
Goes Competition was cute," said Chad 
Miner, one of the competition's audience 
enthusiasts. "Everyone seemed to be 
having a blast doing it." 

Participants in the games worked up 
quite an appetite, and so had everyone else 
after exploring the campus with their 

(Continued on page 25) 

proved worthwhile for Clint Lawson and Denise 
Woods. The couple took third place and $15 for 
their efforts. (Photo by Jeff Dxiedzic) 

SPOONIN'-Part of the action during Family Day 
was the spoon relay during the Anything Goes 

SKIPPING ROPE-Bob Juden displays his predic- 
tion for lasso tricks. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

Second chance lab gets students 

"Once they get down here, they're 
hooked. And that's always my goal." 

Terry Eaton, the woman who said that, 
is the body and soul of the Adult Basic 
Education, English as a Second Language, 
and General Education Diploma atCowley 
County Community College. 

Eaton runs a program designed to help 
people acheive their goals. Some want a 
high school equivalency diploma, others 
are working towards American citizen- 
ship, and some are learning the English 
language. There are also a number of 
students who aren't working towards any 
particular goal, but simply want to im- 
prove themselves. 

The program was quite small when it 
originated, but the number of students 
going through the program has increased 
ever since. 

Chris Vollweider, who runs the Learning 
Skills Lab in the rooms adjoining Eaton's 
program in the Renn Memorial Building, 
said that the growth of the ABE/ESL/GED 
program can largely be attributed to the 
hard work of Eaton. 

"She's one of those people who is kind of 
behind the scenes, but she does a lot for the 
colllege. And she doesn't really get a lot of 
recognition. She puts in a lot of additional 
hours, not only here at school but at home. 
People are constantly calling her, and she 
tries to help them in any way that she can, 
she is a very giving person, she gives a lot 
of her time to her students," Vollweider 

Eaton would never accept that much 
credit, but she can't help but admit how 
much the program has grown. 

"It's probably at least tripled, or more 
than that," Eaton said. "It was a very 
small program, we had a little tiny room 
on the second floor of Galle-Johnson, and 
that was my classroom the first year. So it 
had like two tables, and six carrels, and 
my desk, and one shelf of books. And that's 
what we started with. Now it's kind of 
grown. We started out with one room, and I 
was here a very limited number of hours." 

"Now I live here," she laughed. 

Eaton said that the program had ap- 
proximately 100 people in it's first year. 

"It seems like the first year we hit close 

to 100, and then this year it was 361," 
Eaton said. 

Last year the GED lab had 246 students 
who actually took the equivalency testing. 
But Eaton explained that she has many 
more pupils. 

"That's not reflective of the total num- 
ber of people who come here, because not 
all of them test. I'm probably seeing at 
least half again as many as their figures 
show, at the very least," Eaton said. 

That's because not everyone who enrolls 
in the program wants to receive a GED 

"Some people come in because they 
want to work on spelling or math or 
reading. And this year, with all the media 
coverage, they are really coming to work 
on their reading, because they've found 
that there is a place to come. Some of them 
just didn't know about it," Eaton said. 
"Adult basic education, in my estimation, 
is to help people brush up on whatever we 
can help them with. We try to help them 
with any thing we have to meet their 


I've never known of any 
studeni who left because 
they were frustrated or 
upset or because they 
didn't get help. 

-Chris Vollweider 


Master teacher 

The reason the program draws mort 
students than some of the other schools o; 
its kind is because of the advancec 
facilities at Cowley, Eaton said. 

"People like to come here because of tht 
association with the college, and 311 th< 
equipment that we have down here. Being 
housed in the basement of the library let; 
us use any thing the library has. So w<| 
have controlled readers and computers! 
and the people like that. If people go t<| 
other classes, they get a text book," sh<| 

Eaton said that the people who do tes| 
for their GED are almost equally divided 
between those who need the certificate t<| 
work, and those who do it for their owi 

"A lot of them are here for personal 
satisfaction, because for very valk 
reasons they missed out on a high schoo 
diploma," Eaton said. "And especially th< 
older ones, because a few years ago < 
diploma wasn't neccesary for a job, peopk 
didn't care. 

"But now it's almost impossible to ge 
very much of a job without a diploma. S< 
the GED is more neccesary than it was 
and I have a lot of unemployed people tha 

\other/Daughter Team 

»rry Eaton works with Louise Hagan through 
le English as a Second Language program, 
hoto by Pat Pruitt) 

>me down here." 

Some of the students have dropped out of 
gh school, and think that it will be both 
isier and quicker to take their GED. But 
aton emphasized that they usually find it 
i be considerably more difficult than they 

"We do have a lot of younger ones. Many 
: the really young ones who come in won't 
nish. They come down and discover that 
's harder than they thought it was going 
i be, and they'll either give up or go back 
t high school, which is what they should 
o," she explained. 

Eaton is strongly opposed to the use of a 
ED as a shortcut for people who want to 
uit going to school. 

"I would never encourage anyone to 
;ave high school. They need to be there," 
le said. "We don't have pep assemblies 
r any fun things here. And you can't give 
our parents the satisfaction of seeing you 
o across the stage in a cap and gown." 

Many people who complete the program 
nd receive their GED go on to attend 
lasses at Cowley. Eaton is un- 

( Continued on page 25) 

A family affair 

Mother, daughter team Provides 
service to College, community 

Often times we hear about husband and 
wife teams working together, but very 
seldom do we hear about mothers and 
daughters working together. At Cowley, 
we have our very own mother-and- 
daughter team of teachers. 

Terry Eaton and her daughter LeAnn 
Sturd work together in the 
GED/ABE/ESL lab. Sturd says that 
working with her mother is an advantage 
because they know each other. The two 
have a sort of "mental link." 

"I have to know what she's thinking 
before she says it," Sturd said. 

This telepathy helps Sturd and Eaton 

Family work 

There's always time for a laugh and a good- 
natured hug when Terry Eaton and daughter 
LeAnn Sturd team up. Eaton and Sturd have 
become a winning combination for the hun- 
dreds of students who use the ABE/GED/ESL 
lab. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

sometimes when working with certain 
students. Because of the age difference 
between the two, Sturd and Eaton are able 
to help students in different ways. If one 
student is uncomfortable with Eaton, then 
Sturd can help them and vice-versa. 

Probably the biggest advantage of the 
Eaton and Sturd team is they can help 
each other when things are rough. If one 
person is discouraged then the other is 
there to help them through it. Sturd said 
that she and her mother have the same 
basic philosophy of life. They both want to 
help people. Sturd has her degree in 
elementary education and Eaton, a degree 
in secondary education. 

"The only problem with us working 
together is if we both want to go to the 
same family function," saidSturd. 

All in all, the two work together well, 
Sturd thinks. 

Growing up with her mother as a teacher 
really had no infuence on Sturd going into 
the education. 

"I just decided to be a teacher," Sturd 
said. She did say, however; that working 
with her mother part time in the 
GED/ABE/ESL lab affected her coming 
to work at Cowley. 

Eaton and Sturd had worked together 
previously and when the opportunity for a 
full-time job opened up, Sturd decided to 
go ahead and take it full-time rather than 
remain part-time. 

"I was interested in the job, so I took it," 
she said. 

Sturd attended Cowley for three and a 
half semesters but never graduated. Other 
members of the Eaton family have, and 
are presently, attending Cowley. Stacy 
Eaton, Sturd's younger sister is currently 
attending Cowley, her father Lyle has been 
on the Board of Trustees and her mother 
graduated in 1954. This makes Cowley a 
kind of "family affair." 

by Stephanie Bruner 


Students learn beauty magic in... 

A day in the life of a Cowley person 
usually starts with a pretty scary ex- 
periences glance in the mirror. 
Cosmetology students are anxious to make 
that first glance in the morning a little 

Part of their training to make people 
look better includes hands-on experience, 
and their rates for the service are com- 

Regular rates for haircuts, per- 
ms, shampoos, manicures and 
everything else are about half the 
cost of a public salon. Senior 
citizens receive a 20 percent 
discount, as do Cowley students 
who bring along their I.D. card. 

Vice President of the College 
and Dean of Administration Sid 
Regnier has been getting his hair 
cut by the Cosmotology students 
ever since they moved into their 
current building, and he seems to 
like it. 

"I really enjoy going over 
there. First of all I've never been 
to a barber that many times in 
my life anyway. My dad cut my 
hair for 16 years and through a lot 
of other years I've had friends 
who cut my hair. I enjoy going 
over and visiting with the studen- 
ts and it gives me the opportunity 
to observe the program. I think it 
probably makes the students 
more nervous than it does me. 
One of the students that we had a 
few years ago really caused some 
excitement when I'd come over. I 
enjoy it. I've always had good 

According to Pat Mauzey, in- 
structor, there's no reason to be 
hesitant about letting a student 
cut your hair. 

'They have to perform at a certain level 
before they are allowed to work in the lab. 
The only thing they don't have is the ex- 
perience behind them,' she said. 

It takes 10 months to go through 
Cosmetology School, which translates into 
1500 clock hours. All cosmetology students 
punch a time clock every day, and Mauzey 
says they soon learn to be punctual. 

Students complete eight weeks, or 320 
hours of training before they are allowed 
to work on clients. 

"It takes a lot of time on both the studen- 
ts' and teacher's part,' said Mauzey. 

Cheryl McCully is also a supervisor for 
the department. She is kept busy doing 
grading, office work, and spending a great 
amount of her time in the lab overseeing 

LOOKING GOOD-College Vice-President Sid 
Regnier i* a regular patron of the cosmotology 
school. In addition to haircuts . he's considering 
getting a perm. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

the class as they work on clients. In the lab 
the students have a variety of supervision 
that can intervene at any time. Fifty per- 
cent of a student's grade comes from his or 
her performance in the lab. 

Mauzey says a lot of the students' lear- 
ning, from watching her demonstrate and 
then doing the task themselves. Students 
also spend time working on slip-ons, man- 

nequin heads, which they style, color an( 
perm. They are graded on the work they di 
on the slip-ons. 

If, for any reason, patrons are nc 
satisfied with the services received, n 
charge is made. 

Regnier has a very positive attitude 
about the Cosomotology depart 

merit. „_, „ . if 

"Well, it s a good program. 

really encourage all our student 

and staff to go over there. On« 

thing you have to remember i 

when the students are on the floo 

practicing a portion of thei 

program, they have a lot of goo« 

They have to 
perform at a 
certain level 
before they are 
allowed to work 
in the lab. 

-Pat Mauzey 

supervisors that know wh* 
they're doing. You don't have 1 
be afraid that you're going to g« 
a bad job. In fact they've final! 
convinced me to go over this wii 
ter and get a perm," Reign* 

According to Mauzey, taking advantag 
of the good prices and the services of fere 
makes sense because, "in a matter of moi 
ths," Mauzey said, "they are going to b 

by Jan Herrmann 

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Teaching Tina Storks to set hair, instructor Pat 
Mauzey demonstrates as Tina watches. Even 
when the program is full, students get virtually 
one-on-one instruction when necessary. (Photo 
by Pat Pruitt) 


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If you think being a cosmetology 
instructor is an easy job just ask 
Pat Mauzey how tough it can be. 

"I worked as an assistant under 
my father for four years and 
received my instructor's license in 
1972. To renew my instructor's 
license I have to receive 60 hours of 
professional training and 40 hours 
of advanced hairstyling every licen- 
sing period. I am also required to 
hold a Bachelor of Science degree 
and I am now working on a 
Bachelor of Science degree in 
Vocational Education," Mauzey 

Mauzey doesn't mind all the 
hours of training invloved because 
she enjoys the rewards of the job. 

"The thing I like best about it, I 
guess, is the rewards that come 
later, after students have 
graduated and have gone out and 
gotten jobs and are successful," she 

Another rewarding aspect of the 
job for Mauzey is people. 

"This profession is the second 
profession where you get to touch 
people. The first is doctors, they 
heal, cosmetologists can change 
people's personalities and make 
them feel better about them- 

by Michelle Bair 



625 N. SUMMIT 


Tiger Tube Week 

"Win or lose, we'll have fun" 

-Jeff Turner 

7 «&<*>' 7iy&i 'pti&tcU 

What can you do with a six-foot 
diameter rubber donut? 

You can't eat it, unless you hap- 
pen to be a goat. You can't dunk it in 
a cup of milk, unless you drink out 
of a tank. But, if you are a Cowley 
County .Community College student 
you could have rolled, pushed and 
sat on it throughout Tiger Tube 

Twenty-four students on six 
teams competed in three nights of 
events. Members of Janine Wells' 
team were Beth Nilles, Tammy 
Wyant, Rob Weaver, Brian Ed- 
wards, and Robert Burton. Steve 
Bratcher's team consisted of Ron- 
nie Gaither, Jeff Turner, Pat Bet- 
zen, Cathy Betzen, and Brenda 
Hadden. Julie Unruh's teammates 
were Susan Oliphant, Kim Marx, 
Alan Daniel, Troy Juden, and John 
Buckle. Members of Julie Reeds's 
team were Travis Masterson, Mary 
Dewell, Tracy Masterson, Nick 
Ballarini, and Cat Craig. 

The teams competed in the Tiger 
Tube Roll Monday evening. Brat- 
cher's team broke the College 
record for the longest roll, to take 
first place in that event. In spite of 
their win, there were some tense 
moments for the team members. 

"When it (the tube) started boun- 
cing, I thought for sure that it was a 
gonner," said Turner, a Bratcher 
team member. 

Following the roll event, the 
traditional SGA Watermelon Feed 

and seed-spitting contest was held 
at Wilson Park. 

Relays dominated the events on 
Wednesday night. The relays in- 
cluded the Milk Jug race, a Blind 
Man's race, and Tiger Tube rolling. 
Giving directions while seated in a 
wheelbarrow to a blindfolded pilot, 
and bowling with an inner tube 
made the events even more 

Catching sprays of water blasted 
by a fire hose into milk jugs proved 
to be more a test of wit than skill. 

"I just stood behind the line of 
people, and caught the drips run- 
ning off of their shorts," said Laura 
Moore freshman alternate on the 
Reed team. 

Drawing the crowds on the last 
night of Tiger Tube Week was the 
River Race. Pushing and pulling 
the inner tubes down the Arkansas 
River, tied the score between the 
Unruh and Bratcher teams. 

Organizer of the week, Bob 
Juden, intramurals director, 
decided to break the tie with an arm 
wrestling contest. 

"Somebody had mentioned it 
earlier that day in case of a tie," 
said Juden. 

The additional competition was 
almost more than the team could 
handle. The two male contestants 
were Troy Juden of the Unruh team 
and Gaither of the Bratcher team. 

Race. My legs hurt, my arms hurt, 
basically, I ached all over," 
Gaither said. 

After Juden won the male arm 
wrestling, it was up to the females 
to decide a victory, or another tie. 
With pressure mounting, Pat Bet- 
zen, of the Bratcher team, and 
Marx of the Unruh team were 
chosen. Because they had little arm 
wrestling experience, female con- 
testants had mixed emotions con- 
cerning the additinal competiton. 

"I was embarrassed that they 
picked me," remembered Marx. 
"Julie could have done it as well as 
I could." 

Winning the arm wrestling mat- 
ches, Marx and Juden placed the 
Unruh team in first place. 

"Due to the nice turnout this 
year, Tiger Tubes will be held again 
next year," Bob Juden said. "It's a 
fun way to get acquainted with each 
other at the beginning of the year." 

Concluding that you can't eat a 
six-foot diameter rubber donut, the 
teams, spectators, and two stray 
dogs enjoyed chowing down at the 
wiener roast which followed the 
River Race. In a way the wiener 
roast became an event all by itself 
by having to dodge soap bubbles 
blown by Reed and Moore. 

"About 75 people were at the 
wiener roast," Juden said. "It was 
a great way to wrap up the week." 

"I wore myself out on the River by Denise Woods 

Beauty with brawn 

Kim Marx and Pat Betzen battle it out 
in a tie-breaking arm wrestling mat- 
ch. The tie was between the Bratchsr 
team and the Unruh team, who won. 
(Photo by Wayne Gottttlne) 

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Each year, as a part of a nearly 
30-year tradition, the Student 
Government Association, (SGA) 
sponsors the annual watermelon 

"The watermelon feed is the 
first organized activity of the 
school year ," said W.S. Scott, 
SGA sponsor. 

According to Scott, ap- 
proximately 110 people attended 
the feed which was held Sept. 3 in 
Paris Park. This was the first 
year that the feed wasn't held in 
the parking lot of the Business 
Technology Building. 

"The park ," said Scott, "is a 
better place for the feed because 
of the shade. The only problem 
with the park is, there was a 
problem with accurately 
measuring distances for the seed- 
spitting contest." 

Leo Barr, freshman, took first 
place in the men's division by 
spitting a seed 22 feet 11 inches. 

Ready, aim, fire 

Freshman Amy Semmler prepares to 
hurl a watermelon seed into the air. 
Semmler placed third in the seed- 
spitting contest with a distance of 19 
feet. (Photo by Brian Smith) 

Randy Scott took second with a 
distance of 21 feet 1 inch and 
Virgil Watson came in third with 
a distance of 18 feet 2 inches. 

In the women's division, 
"Peaches" Harris, a first-time 
seed spitter, placed first by 
spewing a seed a full 21 feet. 

"I didn't think I would win," 
Harris said. "I entered my room- 
mate. She didn't win and I did." 

Fawn Anderson placed second 
with a spitting distance of 19 feet 
7 inches and Amy Semmler 
followed close behind with a 
distance of 19 feet even. 

First place winners were awar- 
ded watermelons and Cowley t- 
shirts. Second and third place 
winners were given t-shirts. 

According to Scott, the distan- 
ces were good, but not good 
enough to establish any new 
Cowley seed-spitting records. 

by Stephanie Brunner 


On the Job with Cowley Students 

Off the track 

Mark Fry 

Many Cowley students spend a 
tremendous amount of time studying, but 
Pastor Mark Fry studies his "lessons" 
even more. 

"I like to study for a sermon at least 12- 
15 hours a week," Fry said. "I'd love to get 
at least 40 hours if I could." 

The Denver, Colo., born Fry met his wife 
Ann in a grocery store. He married her 
almost a year later and eventually moved 
to Kansas where she had ties to her family. 

"We lived in Colorado for four years af- 
ter we were married, and then we moved 
to Kansas," Fry said. "Ann was from Win- 
field and we wanted to live closer to her 

Fry became the pastor of the Calvary 
Chapel in Ark City in the summer of 1979. 
He was awarded the position after serving 
as the assistant pastor for six months. 

"To become the pastor for the Calvary 
Chapel, you must meet the requirements 
of four years of Bible study with the 
present pastor, and fulfill the Biblical 
requirements," Fry explained. "I had 
some of my requirements in Colorado." 

Being a pastor isn't the only interesting 
job on Fry's resume. 

"I was a policeman in Winfield for four 

years," Fry said. "I left because I needed 
time for the ministry." 

Fry also drives a school bus for the Win- 
field school system. 

"I drive in the morning, and then I come 
to school, then to the church to study for 
the message. All my days are different. 
Each one is totally different," Fry said. 

Being a pastor has both good and bad 
aspects, Fry said. 

"I love watching people grow strong in 
the Lord. I like working with other 
Christians," Fry said. "I don't like to see 
people not responding to the direction of 

One plesurable experience for Fry has 
been joining people in matrimony. To date, 
he has married 20 couples. 

Fry's hobbies include playing with his 
daughters Lisa and Kara, and he also 
plays the piano and "a little bit" of 

Fry said that he enjoys his time at 
Cowley, and may follow through with a 

"I like psychology with Mr. Meisner, it's 
very interesting," Fry said. "While here at 
Cowley I'd like to pursue a degree in 

Helping others 

Debbie Wilson 

Going to school, raising two youn 
children, being a wife and working at Ar 
City Memorial Hospital, is all part of th 
daily life of Debbie Wilson. Wilson ha 
been a nurse's aide at Arkansas Cit 
Memorial Hospital for almost seven years 

"I've always wanted to be a nurse. B 
working here, I can really see what nurse' 
do," said Wilson. "It's not often easy. One; 
I had a patient back me into a corner, 
was scared." 

Some duties of an aide are not pleasant. 

"I've had patients who have thrown u 
on me. I've been hit and pinched by pa tier 
ts," said Wilson. "They don't even kno\ 
what they are doing, so I can't do anythin; 
about it." 

Wilson has no problem keeping busy. 

"I turn bed patients, feed those who nee 
fed, wash those who need to be washed 
give oral care and make patients com 

Musical minister 

Returning to school while maintaining a 
job is a difficult task but Pastor Mark 
Fry not only comes to school, he also 
drives a bus and keeps up his work at 
the church. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

On the Job with Cowley Students 


•ebbie Wilson works at Arkansas City 
tentorial Hospital helping ease others' pain. 
Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

fortable, " Wilson said. 

Becoming a nurse's aide consists of 
taking the neccesary training, Wilson said. 

"I've taken a two-week course in Texas 
and a three-week training course here at 
the hospital," said Wilson, "I plan to tran- 
sfer to a nursing school next semester." 

Working in a medical institution, such as 
ACMH, is bound to have good times. 

"I like working here. I like the nurses 
and doctors that I work with. I love the 
hands-on-training," Wilson said. "I enjoy 
taking care of patients. Sometimes it gets 
hard, especially nights when there is not 
enough staff to give quality care the is 
needed for each and every patient." 

Wilson has long-term goals of 
'becoming a nursing instructor" and by 
he looks of it, she just might make it. 

"Debbie will become an excellent nurse 
someday," said Willsie Chitwood, nursing 
supervisor. "She is a very hard worker." 

Decorating her life 

etting up her supplies for Supermarket 
unday, Gay Balmer demonstrates her 
ake decorating skills which is also her 
ree lance job. (Photo by Brian Smith) 

Gay Balmer 

Flour, sugar, eggs and lots of patient 
love describe Gay Balmer and her cakes. 

"I love to make people smile. I know I've 
done my job when I see someone's face 
light up when they see one of my cakes," 
said Balmer. "I like bringing smiles to 
people's faces." 

Painstaking care, along with a few other 
ingredients, go into decorating a cake. 

"I put psychology into each of my cakes. 
I know it sounds dumb, but I do. I won't 
even start a cake until I have talked to who 
the cake is for. I get feedback from the per- 
son by just sitting with them for a few 
moments," said Balmer. "I'm a real 
stickler. I want everything to be natural 
and right." 

Balmer started decorating cakes nine 
years ago. 

"I attended several classes at Cake 
Craft and Wilton's," said Balmer, "My fir- 

st cake was a flop. It was my son, Jason's, 
birthday. I was determined to quit but 
some friends convinced me to keep 

On the way to getting her psychology 
degree, Balmer keeps busy with being 
TNT vice-president and member of the 
College Choir. 

"Cake decorating is what really got me 
back to school," said Balmer. 

Balmer has no problem making charac- 
ter cakes. 

"I've made lamb cakes, unicorn cakes, 
teddy bear cakes, doll cakes. I've made 
cakes from characters of 'Masters of the 
Universe' and 'Ewoks', said Balmer, "It's 
not hard. Anyone can do this. Anyone. I'd 
be happy to show them." 
"I always draw my cake out first on a 

(Continued on page 25) 


Sharon Hil 

'J 'WWtolU Stat* fate ' SUaL 

For speech and drama instructor Sharon 
Hill, starting a family came as a surprise. 

"I was scheduled for surgery and went 
in for a check-up prior to the operation and 
found out I was pregnant," Hill said. 
"Being pregnant was totally unexpected." 

Talking to Hill, it's easy to tell that her 
surprise was definitely a pleasant one. It's 
also easy to tell that five-month old Molly 
Marie Hill is her first child. 

Hill speaks eagerly of little Molly. When 
the typical "Hi, how are you?" question is 
asked, her probable response is, "Oh, just 
great, thanks. A little tired though. Molly 
wanted to play all last night, so..." 

Little Molly is not only Hill's first "off- 
Broadway" production, but is to be her 

"I really wish that I was younger. Molly 
is just so sweet, I'd love to be able to give 
her some younger brothers and sisters to 
play with, " Hill said. 

Hill took Lamaze classes and planned to 
go with the natural child birth method 
which has become popular. But it turned 
out to be safer for both Hill and the baby if 
she had a cesarean. 

Molly was born June 3, 1986. Like so 
many impatient children, Molly tried to 
arrive May 3, but was talked and 
medicated out of making an early showing 
by Hill's gynegologist. 

"There's kind of a bizarre thing about 
that," said Hill. "On May 3 I woke up at 3 
a.m. in labor, and had to go to the hospital. 
On June 3 at 3 a.m. again, I woke up 
already in the transition stage of my con- 
tractions. Let me tell you, all those hours 
of sitting on the floor learning how to 
breathe in Lamaze class, went out the win- 
dow. You see, it's in the transition stage 
that most women lose their breathing pat- 
tern control, I never even had the chance 
to work up to that point," Hill said. 

Molly's arrival changed more than Hill's 
plan for her birth. It also changed her life. 

Hill's mother takes care of Molly in the 
mornings, and a sitter comes to the Hill's 
home in the afternoons to care for Molly 
and do a little housework. 

"When I get home from work around 3 
p.m., Molly is usually still asleep from her 
afternoon nap," Hill said. 

She has learned to take advantage of this 
quiet and undemanding time to "throw in a 
load of some of Molly's endless supply of 

laundry, and start dinner." 

Another quiet time for Hill is when Molly 
is playing with her daddy, Larry. 

"As long as she doesn't start crying too 
strongly, Larry does pretty well with her," 
Hill said. 

During this time, Hill has a chance to 
grade papers and work on lesson plans'. 
Being a teacher is a full-time job, and so is 
being a parent. Hill is working out a balan- 
ce to handle both. 

"I just need to find time to combine 
both," Hill said. "If you see me yawning, it 
probably means that both Molly and school 

things needed my attention the previou 

Hill says her husband is a great help I 
her. He understands her situation and trie; 
to help out with Molly. 

"One thing I have noticed about Moll 
and Larry, is that when she wan'! 
something from him, she gives him a grejj 
big smile. When she wants something froii 
me, such as her pants changed or a bottlo 
she just cries," she said. "Kids learn earll 
how to effectively get what they want." 

Hill's routine was broken once agai 
when the fall drama production began. 

haron Hill 



"I just brought her along with me to 
■ehearsals," she said. "She's already a bit 
if a show off and very theatrical and I 
vanted her to get the feel of real 

heatre as soon as possible." 

At 37, Sharon Hill is discovering both 
he joys and difficulties of parenthood, 
)lus the business of going to work. 

"I have to give my attention to both my 
teautiful, strawberry blonde baby, and my 
lasses," she said. "Hopefully as she gets 
>lder. it (this balance) will be better." 

oy Laura Moore 

Molly's mommie 

Molly is the light of Sharon Hill's life 
and at three months, has already been 
introduced to the theater. During the 
production of the fall play, "He Done 
Her Wrong," Molly was a regular at 
rehearsals. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 


Dr. Mike Nicholas 


Mike Nicholas moves interests 
from industry to education 

Transition. With many teachers making 
the switch from education to industry or 
business positions, Dr. Mike Nicholas 
reversed the role. Nicholas holds a doc- 
torate degree in physics and in physical 

science. He left industry to come to Cowley 
to teach. 

"I feel that Dr. Nicholas is a very fair 
math instructor," said sophomore Jackie 
Lane. "He doesn't waste time in class for 

those students like me, who just want to do| 
the problems and leave." 

Nicholas's business-like manner with; 
the class probably comes from his 

Recently employed with the Phillips J 
Petroleum Company located in Bar- 
tlesville, Okla., Nicholas was concerned 
with the exploration and support of oil 

"I also designed programs for other 
divisions of Phillips, too," said Nicholas 

Switching from industry to teaching was 
a relatively easy step for Nicholas. 

"I had done some student teaching many 
years ago at both the University of Kansa 
and at Wichita State University," he said. 

His teaching experience must have beer 
a positive one, for his students at Cowlej 
seem to appreciate his style. 

"He's a good teacher, but he is kind o 
quiet. He really takes his time explaining 
things though," said freshman Stev( 

Brachter isn't the only one who ap 
predates Nicholas' teaching style. 

"Dr. Nicholas is a sincere man. You cai 
really tell that he wants the kids to un 
derstand what he's trying to teach," sail 
Teta Fields, freshman. "He sure puts u) 
with a lot of talking in his class that mos 
teachers wouldn't." 

The reason for the switch to educatio; 
was, according to Nichols, "A desire to ge 
into a new pace. Cowley just seemed to b 
a good place to make that change." 

When a position opened up in the mat 
and science department, Nicholas's ap 
plication with a doctorate degree on i' 
stood out. 

"The hardest part of the change cam 
from moving my family," he said. 

The Nicholas family currently resides i 
Winf ield and consists of Nicholas, his wif< 
Gene, and his two daughters ages 13 an 

"A plus for the teaching profession is th 
summer vacation," he said. 

During the early summer, Nicholas, hi 
wife, daughters and his mother-in-la' 
traveled to Washington D.C. and visite 
other places along the eastern coast. 

Algebra, algebra 

Dr. Mike Nicholas, math instructor at 
Cowley, writes sample problems on the 
chalkboard for his students. (Photo by 
Brian Smith) 

by Laura Moore 

Paul Stirnaman 



A I | ^^ A A C • From Missouri to Cowley 
M \JIV\ 1 1 Paul St/rnaman f/ts m 

When Paul Stirnaman drove into Ark 
Dity, Aug. 15 in the middle of the night, he 
mew this was the place for him. 

"I'm very impressed with the people of 
^rk City. They're not like the people where 
'm from," said Stirnaman. "The students 
lere are also very impressive." 

The native-Missourian taught for 19 
/ears at a huge school in the Boothills of 
Missouri and at Arkansas State University 
or 15 months while he worked on his 
;raduale degree. 

Stirnaman grew up in a small town like 

"Ark City is almost like the place I'm 
rom. A nice layout and interesting 
Hiildings," said Stirnaman. "Everything 
s easy to find. I've heard about your win- 
er, but it can't be all that bad." 

No matter what the weather is like, Stir- 
laman says it won't affect his favorite 
lobby. ..traveling. 

"I love to travel. I've been to Europe, 
Central America, England, Canada, and 
Mexico. I've seen every state except 
Uaska and Hawaii" he said. 

"My favorite place, though, is Austria. I 
ove the mountains, the babbling brooks, 
indthe trees. It reminds me of the opening 
;cene in 'The Sound of Music'." 

The scenery isn't the only thing Stir- 
laman likes about Austria. 

"The Austrian people are always eating, 
["here is always plenty of food. I guess 
hat's another reason why I like it." he 

Besides traveling across the globe, Stir- 
laman has another love... drama. 

"I love the theatre. I taught drama in 

high school. One of the last plays I directed 
was 'Tom Jones.' An excellent play. One 
girl who was in the play, dropped at the 
last moment. Her part was very important 
so I played it," he said. 

Even though drama is not what Stir- 
naman is teaching at Cowley, he still wan- 
ts to gel involved. He even considered 
auditioning for the fall play. 

"I would like to get involved with your 
local community theatre. I love musicals. 
I've directed several including 'West Side 
Story' and 'Wizard of Oz.' 

How does Stirnaman like Cowley? 

"I love it. I don't want anything to 
change. Here, the students are interested 
in learning. They are learning for a pur- 
pose. A responsibility," he said. "In high 
school students act like they have to be 
there because of their parents' pressures." 

At Cowley, Stirnaman teaches Sociology 
and American History. According to some 
of his students, he knows what he's 

"He knows his history very well. He 
even knows the middle names of all the 
Presidents of the United States," said 
freshman Paula Parks. 

"It's like he knows them personally," 
added sophomore, Susie Gray. 

Since Stirnaman has been teaching here 
the students have really enjoyed him. 

"Mr. Stirnaman is a great teacher. He 
explains everything so well," says Debbie 
Sparlin, sophomore. "His class is always 

by John Dalton 


A man of many loves 

Paul Stirnaman, sociology and 
American history instrustor at Cowley, 
sharpens his skills at drama, one of his 
loves. (Photo by Brian Smith) 




3319 North Summit 
Arkansas City 











Commercial— Residental 

RR 5 Box 54 (2nd Road Past Railroad 
Tracks on East Kansas Ave.) 
Arkansas City 



Phantom Diner 

Dessert sizzles, solod fizzles as 
The Patio tempts the. . . 

pfautfanu *7<wfefad6 

"The Patio. What a name," I thought on 
my way over to eat at the downtown lun- 
cheon diner. I really didn't know what to 
expect but I was pleasantly surprised 
when I got there. 

I walked in the door and was greeted by 
the largest assortment of house plants I 
have ever seen in one room-except for my 
infrequent visits to greenhouses. The plan- 
ts at the Patio gave the room a warm, full 
feeling that I liked a lot. 

The resturant was furnished with little, 
round patio tables with umbrellas and 
lawn chairs. The furniture and the plants 
carried out the resturant's name theme 

As I stood at the counter examing the 
menu, I was disappointed there were so 
few entres to choose from, but what really 
stole my steer was the limited salad selec- 
tion. There were only three choices of 

I chose the Number 1 salad for $1.40, a 
ham and cheese sandwich for $1.50 and a 
cherry croissant. 

The salad was served in a plastic con- 
tainer, not unlike those used for Big Macs. 
A condiment bar was provided for the 
salad and they had croutons but no bacon 
bits. What is a salad with no bacon bits? 
What is a banana split with no bananas? 

I chose French dressing and Club 
Crackers to go with the salad and they 
were fine. The ham, egg, tomato and Swiss 
cheese were more than acceptable and 
provided a palatable blend for a good 
salad, but the lettuce itself wasn't fresh. It 
appeared dull, lifeless and left over. I'm a 
salad man and I'm sure I could have built 
a better salad in the College cafeteria for 
only a dime more. 

The ham sandwich, however, was tasty. 
The ham and cheese were fresh and plen- 
tiful and it tasted fine. 

The best part of the lunch was yet to 
come. The cherry croissant I selected for 
dessert was absolutely no disapointment. 
The croissant is sliced in half, filled with 
cherries and then lightly iced. It was ser- 
ved hot and proved to be the most delicious 
treat I had eaten in quite awhile. 

The meal came to $3.90. 

The Phantom Diner's evaluation of the 

Patio results in a 9 out of 10 poissible points 
for pleasant and creative decor; a 6 for 
their average food and since it was over- 
the-counter service, there is no evaluation 
of service. Overall the Patio rates a 7.5 and 

is recommended as a good place for those 
who need a quick, tasty lunch in a 
restaurant close to campus. 

by The Phantom Diner 

Diner's delight 

Phantom Diner hides his (ace from thi 
camera while enjoying a cherry croissant a 
The Patio. The Phantom Diner rated the deco 
and the croissant high. (Photo by Wayne Got 




The new drinking laws in Kansas are the subject of much 
controversy. Whether you agree with the new laws or not, 
you can't help but be affected by them. 


littde* t6e Ittjficiwce 


How do you say you are drunk? Let me count the 

According to Wentworth and Flexner's "Dictionary 
of American Slang," there are more synonyms for 
drunk in the English language than any other word. 
The current edition of "American Slang" had to resort 
to an appendix to cover them all. There are 313 words 
in that appendix. 

The growing concern of Americans over drug and 
alcohol abuse is real. 

The media, the medical profession, and even the 
President of the United States have joined the crusade 
against the crisis seemingly hanging over our heads. 

Strict drug and alcohol laws only begin to make a 
dent in the problems. Currently, 7 million children are 
in the process of growing up in homes with alcoholic 


According to the National Clearing House for 
Alcoholic Information, a genetic predisposition to 
alcoholism afflicts 25 percent of male and 10 percent 
of female children of alcoholics. 

Concern for the mounting use and abuse of alcohol 
and drugs in the United States has led to the formation 
of help or support groups. These groups are designed 
to show that constant struggles with peer pressure 
growing up, and overall acceptance can be dealt with 
in a variety of ways that do not include alcohol or 

The prevelant thought is that knowledge is the key 
to prevention. A growing percentage of the 
population is learning to say "no" to drugs or alcohol. 


The following is a true experience of repor- 
ter Julie Reed, sophomore public relations 
major from Dallas, Texas. 

A friend of mine, we'll call her Sarah, 
phoned me in tears one night from the 
local jail where she was being held on the 
charge of minor possession. 

Sarah had been arrested in a liquor store 
parking lot by an officer on the Liquor Con- 
trol Board after she had purchased a six 

pack of beer. Sarah was 18 years old. The 
legal drinking age was 19. 

I phoned Michael, a lawyer I was 
acquainted with to see if he could help 
Sarah. Michael explained to me that 
because Sarah was 18 years old she was 
classified as a legal adult, therefore her 
parents would not have to be notified aoout 
her arrest. It seemed ironic to me that 
Sarah was considered an adult, who by 
definition is a person who has come of age, 
in one area of the law, and a minor who, 
according to Webster's Dictionary, is un- 
der full legal age and has not yet acquired 
all chief rights, in another section of the 

Michael went down to the jail where he 
posted $150 bail for Sarah's release. 
Michael also charged her $100 for his per- 
sonal time. The next step was represen- 
tation for Sarah's court dale.and another 

Michael hopes to have the charges 
dismissed at the pending trial. Should the 
judge decide otherwise, Michael will ap- 
peal the decision and take Sarah back to 
court in another year for another $125. 

Meanwhile, Sarah is working hard to 
pay back the $400 she already owes 

Michael. Sarah is also worried that th 
judge won't rule for dismissal of tfo 
charges against her and is justifiably con 
cerned about how her arrest record i: 
going to affect the rest of her life. 

Sarah's story isn't a life-and-dealh ma 
ler. No one is dead or physically injurec 
because she chose to drink. She's not ye 
an addict, but her mistake is a costly ont 
At the least, she'll pay the lawyer $400 an 
she's suffered considerable menta 
anguish. Sarah's story is real and muc 
like the situation facing many Cowle; 

For the most part students don't care fo 
the new law. Some say the new law 
haven't changed a thing. Most minors us 
an older friend to buy their beer just lik 
they have in the past. 

One girl, who doesn't drink, laughingl; 
said she has been pulled over twice in th< 
last month for suspected DWI. The studen 
also said she receives "a load of pee 
pressure" because she chooses not to drink 

"If my friends' drinking doesn't bothe 
me," she said, "why do you think my no 
drinking bothers my friends so much?" 

Remember anyone can be anothe 


rfcconduty fo Ifou 

The students 9 a.m. Wednesday classes 
were recently surveyed on their opinions 
about drug and alcohol use and abuse. 

The students were asked if they agreed 
with the current drinking laws in Kansas 
concerning the age at which one may pur- 
chase and consume liquor. They were 
asked how the laws had affected them or 
their friends, and also to explain why they 
did not consume any acohol if that were 
the case. 

They were also presented with a con- 
fidential survey inquiring what, if any, 
drugs they consume or had consumed. 
They were asked how often they used 
alcohol, and why they did. They were also 
asked their opinion of a proposed non- 
acoholic nightclub which would be located 

in Ark City. 

Four hundred and fifty-eight students 
answered the questionnaire concerning 
Kansas drinking laws, and 512 responded 
to the confidential survey. 

The results of the survey showed that: 

• Cowley students are almost equally 
divided on the question of rather they 
agreed with drinking laws in Kansas. 

• There are more Cowley students who 
drink than there are those who do not. 

• Those who drink do so at least once a 

• Of those who drink, 24 percent said that 
they got drunk once a week, and 60 percent 
said they do not get drunk. 

• The median age of those who drink is 

• Of those who drink, 55 percent stated a 
preference for beer, 14 percent for wine, 
and 11 percent for hard liquor. 20 percent 
said they drank all of those. 

• Most of those who drank gave a variety 
of reasons for doing so. 

• Out of the 512 students who responded 
to the confidential survey, only 18, or a per- 
centage of 3.5 percent, answered the por- 
tion concerning the use of drugs other than 
alcohol. Of those who did, all 18 said that 
they used marijuana, seven said they used 
amphetamines, five said they used 
depressants, four said they used cocaine, 
four said they used LSD, and one claimed 
to use crack. 


Drinking Laws: 

Agree 20% 

Agree somewhat 22% 

Disagree somewhat 23% 

Disagree completely 25% 

No opinion . 10% 

Students who drink 

Yes 65% 

No 35% 

Reason for Drinking 

Escape 8% 

Relax ...........18% 

Enjoy the taste/feel 25% 

Peer Pressure 1 % 

Combination . 28% 

Other 20% 

How many times a week 

Less than one 14% 

One. 38% 

Two 23% 

Three 18% 

Four-plus 7% 

Times a week drunk 

Zero 60% 

One 24% 

Two- 10% 

Three 4% 

Four-plus 2% 


Beer 55% 

Wine 14% 

Hard Liquor 1 1 % 

All of the above 20% 


"They (the laws) have had a negative effect on 
my friends who want to drink. They may go to 
unusual lengths to drink, which in turn leads to 
possible criminal activities. The only affect it's 
had on me is that I am not tempted to buy alcohol 
with money I don't have. -Andria Drongoski 

"Legally my friends and myself cannot buy or 
posses alcohol, but most of my friends do have a 
way of getting it. "-Donald Brown 

"(The laws haven't affected) my friends too 
much, but now I drink beer illegally down on the 
river instead of in a controlled atmosphere. "- 
Tim Curtis 

"It has cut down on our socializing. It's not the 
idea of drinking, it's unfair that in all other areas 
we are considered adults. We are tried as adults 
at 18, we are old enough to get married at 18, and 
at 18 we are old enough to defend our country. It 
just doesn't seem fair to say that we aren't old 
enough or mature enough to drink beer. "-Beth 

"I see many people who are spending every 
night drunk or wasted on something or 
another. "-Paul Finkleman 

"They haven't really affected us at all because 
we can always get the beer or liquor in some 
other way. "-Monica Rayl 

"I feel that it will not eliminate, only increase 
drunk driving. People do not go to the bar, they 
drive around and get drunk." -Lisa Eaglin 

"I am an alcoholic and drug addict myself and I 
have clean for two years. After seeing my best 
friend killed in a car wreck because of the drugs 
and driving I quit. I wasted a lot of years on 
something that has killed my friends. And seeing 
what can happen to a family is even worse. Some 
of these days I hope to become a counselor to be 
able to help people. "-Cenda M. King 

"I haven't really been out drinking in quite a 
while. I don't think it's fair that this privilege 
was revoked. I really never ever got drunk, just 
a couple of relaxing drinks. "-Melina Houghton 

"I think the law is unfair in one way meaning 
that at the age of 18 you're supposed to be 
somewhat ready to go out into the world and fend 
for yourself. So if you're ready for the world at 18 
you're ready to drink. "-Joel Kropp 

"If the law had to be changed, it should have 
been done differently. I was born September of 
'66 and was able to buy beer over half a year, 
then that was taken from me. I like to go to the 
bar to dance but we can't even do that and I am 
20 years old. "-Liz Johnson 

"I thought that it would affect us but it doesn't. 
We still have our ways of obtaining beer and 
hard liquor... it's just a matter of hiding it more 
now than before. It's more of a challenge, but we 
get the job done. "-Kim Marx 

"They (the laws) suck. If people are old enough 
to fight for thier country and vote, these 
ridiculous restrictions should be lifted. "-Jim 

"Since we can't do it we want to do it more. Just 
like anything else. If we're not allowed to use it 
then we want more. If they'd let us buy it at 18 
probably not as many as people would. "-Julie 

"Some of my friends are not of age to drink. 
When we all want to go dancing or have a good 
time they are restricted of these activities 
whether they drink or not."-Holli Anderson 

"It hasn't affected me because I am of legal age; 
but some people I know who aren't of legal age, it 
just makes them want to have it more, they 
should raise the drinking age to 21, period. "- 
Julie Johnson 


£cuv& : TjJkzt'tyMt Said 

"These laws have not affected me or my friend! 
but I feel that the age for which you can purchase 
beer should be raised to 21. "-Jenny Scott 

"These laws have not affected me, but some 
other people have expressed negative reactions 
to these laws. I still think they are a step in the 
right direction. "-Don Schueneman 

"The laws on drinking have helped my family a 
great deal because my daughter and husband 
have gone through treatment and now attend 
A. A. "-Donna D. Akin 

"I don't like how it the alcohol affects me and for 
one thing, I hate the taste of it. "-Michelle Cam- 

"I don't enjoy inappropriate behavior from 
others, and most of all from myself. "-Reva D. 

"It's my belief that the prohibition amendment 
; to the Constitution should never have been 
repealed. "-Don Schueneman 

"Religious beliefs-do not feel the need to (drink) 
any longer. I drank as a teenager. "-Patti Zeka 

"Because my mother is an alcoholic and I have 
seen the effect it has had on her as I was growing 
up. "-Janice Jordon 

I personally cannot tolerate the taste of beer so 
when I drink , it's hard liquor or wine for 
recreational purposes. "-Dale R. Havens 

I don't like the taste or the way it affects you."- 
Norma Sawyer 

I used to be married to an alcoholic. I don't 
want my children to drink. I don't need it."- 
Debra Nadine Hunter 

'Pepsi tastes better. "-Layne Moore 

"I do, but in moderation, because 1 don't like the 
after effect, sinus headaches, and also because 
we have a chemically dependent son. "-Joanne 

"Because I don't like the taste or the side effects. 
I only believe in "natural highs" with the 
possible exception of the setback once a year 
when I forget that I don't like the taste or the side 
effects. As a registered nurse, I have seen the 
result of those who do not know when they have 
had enough to drink. Generally, they survive a 
terrible car accident while the non-drinker may 
not. The majority of fatal car accident victims 
that I have witnessed have been the result of 
drunk driving and usually the people involved 
are young-just out having a good time-on the 
highway. "-Pam Elliot 

"I have not seen anything come out of drinking 
that was good."-Don Huffman 

"Because I feel that in order to have a good time, 
you don't have to drink. It hurts a lot more people 
than it helps. "-Kathi Estes 

"I don't believe in getting drunk, because I am a 
Christian and I believe it is wrong. "-Tracy 

"Sometimes I don't feel like drinking. If I see the 
friends that I'm with really get wasted. I stay 
sober so I can drive. "-Daren Neorkad 

"It is certainly not a worthwile thing for me to 
do. I don't enjoy the affter effects and I certainly 
can find other things to do that are more fun."- 
Jenny Scott 

"Effects of the law will help me and my friends 
from drunk driving. "-Freda Begay 

"One way or another kids can still get beer or 
anything else they want. I think they ought to be 
more educated on the affects of drugs and 
drinking. "-Cinda M. King 

Mini -mag 

The epidemic proportion of drug and 
alcohol abuse in students nationwide 
prompted the organization of a local 
student help group at Cowley County Com- 
munity College last fall. 

This group, Alcohol and Drug Abuse 
Awareness Council (ADAAC), offers a 
combination of entertainment and 
education geared for CCCC students. They 
meet at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth 
Mondays of each month and membership 
is open to any student. 

Last year's events included a NAB, non- 
alcoholic beverage, drink contest for staff 
and students featuring cash prizes. A field 
trip to Oaks Recovery Center in Denton, 
Texas, allowed students to participate in 
several workshops aimed at dealing with 
abuse prevention, peer pressure, and 
rehabilitation. There was also a special 
visit in January by World Champion Kan- 

sas City Royals Hal McRae and Willy 
Wilson to discuss the dangers of drugs and 
alcohol in sports and in their personal 

"We want to make 
students aware of the 
dangers of substance 
abuse and to show them 
that there is an alter- 
native to having to get 
high to have tun." 

-Linda Puntney 

This year ADAAC hopes to be just as ac- 
tive. A Beach Party Dance Oct. 8, kicked 
off the activities. The second annual non- 

alcohol drink contest was held in coil 
junction with the dance. First place prizt 
of $50 went to Kim Marx and Leslie Price 
followed by Cathy and Pat Betzen ir 
second place for $25, with Clint Lawsor 
and Denise Woods receiving $15 for thirc 

A costume contest was also held for bes! 
beach wear. Kristi Estes took first place 
with Nick Ballarini in second, and Julit 
March filling the third place spot. 

David Regnier and Julie Reed represen 
ted ADAAC in Washington D.C. at the fiftl 
annual conference of the Nationa 
Federation of Parents for Drug Fret 
Youth. The conference, which was held oi 
Oct. 9-11, featured guest speakers fron 
around the world. Workshop seminar 
covered everything from suicide preven 
tion to funding for nation-wide educationa 

The evening entertainment included 
dance, talent show and finale banquel 
Unity was the main theme stesse 
throughout the conference. The Nations 
Federation of Parents for Drug Fre 
Youth believes that through a united eff oi 
the program will be a success. 

ADAAC officers for 1986-87 are: Clir 
Lawson, president; Jackie Lane, vice 
president; Denise Woods 

secretary/ treasurer ; and Brian Albertsor 
SGA representative. 

"We want to make students aware of th 
dangers of substance abuse and to shoi 
them that there is an alternative to havin 
to get high to have fun," said Linda Pun I 
ney, co-sponsor of ADAAC. "The figlj 
against drug and alcohol abuse take 
courage and dedication if there is to be an 
marked success. It also takes tfc 
cooperation of everyone involved here 
Cowley. By working together, we can a 
be winners." 

Dr. Nelion, who received honorable 
mention for hi* contest entry of water. 

looks on while Julie March mixes up 
her specialty. (Photo by Brian Smith) 

by Julie Reed 



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In a recent survey conducted in the 9 
i.m. Wednesday classes, students were 
isked their opinion on a non-alcohol club, 
"he proposed club would provide people 
inder the legal drinking age with a place 
o meet friends and have a good time 
without the problems surrounding at- 
endance at a regular nightclub. 

The creation of a non-alcoholic club 
[eared towards young adults comes at a 
ime when spending on alcohol and drug 
buse treatment in Kansas is reaching an 
ill-time high. During fiscal year 1985, 
nore than $7.5 million was spent by Kan- 
ans on treatment. 

The 512 students who responded to the 
'ULSE survey offered a variety of 
uggestions for the proposed club. The 
ollowing list highlights student reaction. 

• Get something near the college, this 
ollege has a big problem, no en- 

• The age limit should be 16 or older. 

• Possibly have separate nights for the 
high school and college students. 

• Make it just like a night club except for 
the alcohol. 

•It's a great idea. 

• Give the kids a place to go. It will keep 
them off the streets. 

• Music that is not too loud. 

• Everything suggested so far because I 
belong to Al-Anon and attend an After- 
Care group that does all of those things. 

• Anything in a non-alcohol club would 
be appropriate. 

• Good advertisement, good support, and 
good entertainment. 

• Last of all... remember what it(the 
club) is there for. 

Top priorities for this club, as suggested 
by the students, were good dance music, 
live bands, and a low cover charge. Other 
ideas from the survey were video screens, 

games, good food, and a large dance floor. 

A combination of these ideas in a non- 
alcoholic setting will provide area 
teenagers with a safe alternative in a con- 
trolled atmosphere. 

The overall response of the student sur- 
vey revealed that 86 percent of the studen- 
ts responding would patronize such a club. 

Several students included their names, 
addresses, and phone numbers on the sur- 
vey in order to volunteer their services to 
the opening of this establishment. 

"The survey results speak for them- 
selves. Let's make this dream a reality," 
said Stacey Cover, a sophomore who has 
been instrumental in the creation of the 
non-alcoholic club. 

by Julie Reed 

The question does not seem to be "To 
drink or not to drink," but where to find 

the best buy. (Photo by Wayne Got- 


Cowley students are caught up with the 
Kansas liqour laws. (Photo by Wayne 



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One @otvlefy Sofe6o«Hone 

"Heidi was the closest person in the 
world to me. And now she's gone." 

Heidi Miller, sister of CCCC sophomore 
Stenn Miller, was 23-years old when she 
was killed by a drunk driver. She was a fif- 
th-year senior at OSU and majoring in 
journalism/public relations when her life 
was snatched away from her by a man who 
had had "a little too much to drink." 

The accident occured April 29, 1985, on a 
rainy Monday night at approximately 9 
p.m. She was coming back from visiting 
her boyfriend's parents when she and her 
boyfriend were hit head-on by the 
assailant who had run into the guard rails 
on his side of the road and bounced off into 
their lane. The car careened into Heidi and 
her boyfriend at 90 miles per hour. Both 
cars were traveling on highway 51 in 
Oklahoma, about five miles north of 
Drumright, Ok. There was no forewarning 
for the victims because the driver of the 
other car did not have his headlights on. 

The convicted driver was not seriously 
injured. He suffered a few lacerations and 
bruises. Heidi's boyfriend suffered a 
broken hip, deep cuts and broken fingers 
on one hand. Heidi was not as lucky. She 
was killed. She had celebrated her twenty- 
third birthday one short month before the 
accident. She would never celebrate 

"Heidi had just been home for her bir- 
thday for a family celebration. She was 
only 23," Stenn said. 

The driver responsible for the loss of 
Heidi's life was convicted of involuntary 
vehicular manslaughter/homicide. He 
was also cited on various traffic violations 
including speeding, driving with no 
headlights and driving left of center. His 
punishment, is still undecided. He has had 
one trial, but it resulted in a mistrial. He 

was released due to "lack of evidence." He 
is now a free man awaiting trial at about 
the same time as the publication of this 

The family of Heidi Miller had mixed 
reactions to the outcome of the first trial. 

"At first I wanted revenge. I could have 
honestly wanted to kill him for taking my 
sister away. But after seeing the man and 
how pathetic he was, my anger shifted on- 
to society and the role it has in allowing 
this to happen," Stenn Miller said. "My 
parents' final reaction, though, along with 
mine is delayed because we are waiting for 
the final punishment. We all just want it to 
be fair and just. We want it to at least at- 
tempt to compensate for our loss." 

Stenn's family has dealt with this 
tragedy as well as can be expected. 

♦"We have tried to adjust to the loss. We 
have had memorial services for her. We 
mainly rely upon each other as family 
members for strength. But even more so, 
we have turned to our faith in God and 
drawn strength from that belief," said 

This tragedy has changed Stenn's life. 

"I used to drink occasionally, but I won't 
touch alcohol now. It has made me go 
totally straight." 

Stenn's parents have also changed due to 
the accident. They have become local sup- 
porters of parents who lose a child and his 
mother is now a member of Grievance 
Group, a support group for those who have 
lost loved ones. 

Stenn's attitude toward drinking has 
changed, too. 

"I don't condemn those who drink 
because I used to; but if they would realize 
what could happen, they wouldn't abuse 
alcohol. I have stopped drinking," he said. 

The new drinking laws are a step in Ihe 

right direction, according to Stenn. 

"They're worth it if they can stop on 
drunk driver from killing. If it saves on! 
life, it's worth it. I understand that thj 
laws can be thought of as unfair, but it'J 
even more unfair for a person to lose theifl 
life to a drunk driver." 

All of this has changed Stenn's pei 
spective on life, too. 

"I value life more. Losing Heidi was a 
abrupt realization that anyone can die i\ 
anytime. It has also strengthened m 
religious faith because I now rely heavilfl 
on God," he said. "Also, I'm not as scare 
to die anymore because it's made me pi 
my trust in God." 

Heidi was a young woman who enjoye 
water-skiing, reading, spending time wi( 
her boyfriend and her family and was a 
active sorority member of Phi Mu at OS! 
She was also a public relations spokesma 
for the Alumni Association at OSU. 

The convicted driver had three previoi 
drunk driving convictions and numeroi 
traffic violations. The outcome of the tri; 
must be final within two years. 

No matter what the outcome of the tria 
Heidi Miller's family will incessant! 
mourn her untimely death. They also wi 
never look at drinking in the same wa 

"My parents were always again: 
drinking and this just reinforced what the 
believed. I, myself, have stoppe 
drinking," Stenn said. "Is it fun if it migl 
kill someone? People would realize the ir 
portance of human life if someone close 
them would die and then they might take 
second look and decide not to take th 
drink. It's just not worth it." 

by Janine Wells 

Virgil Watson 


From mayor to minister 
to all around great guy, Virgil Watson has become a. . . 

(Rowley SdfrenmdK 

Virgil Watson, director of 
dent life, is everything he ap- 
irs to be and more, 
kn ordained minister in the 
urch of God in Christ, he is also 
hly involved in community ac- 
ities. He is known for being the 
it black to become mayor of 
tansas City and also a city 
nmissioner. Being mayor 
sn't all political glory. There 
re barriers to overcome. 
| received a threatening letter 
m some person who didn't like 
ck people," Watson said, 
'he letter indicated Watson 
s going to be shot because the 
iter didn't want a black mayor, 
n spite of the problems, Wat- 
1 was happy to be mayor. 
'It was an honor to have been 
ected to be the leader of this 
:at community," Watson said, 
gave me hope that my dream 
it men and women will no 

fideo Virgil 

longer be judged by the color of 
their skin but by the content of 
their character, will become a 

In 1975-76 Watson received the 
Harry Long Salvation Army Out- 
standing Citizenship Award. It's 
an honor which holds a lot of 
meaning for him. 

"The award meant the most to 
me because it is presented to the 
citizen who has made some 
positive contribution to the com- 
munity," Watson said. "It had 
special meaning to me because I 
knew Long personally." 

Now, Watson contributes to the 
Cowley community and his work 
here is appreciated and 
recognized, too. 

"Watson is one of the best 
things that ever happened to this 
College," said Dr. Gwen Nelson, 
College president. "He has a sin- 
cere concern for young people 

All work and no play is part of many 
people's work schedule but for Virgil 
Watson, director of student life, 
video games are one activity that he 
shares with the students he works 
with. (Photo by Jeff Dziedzic) 

and loves to have rap sessions 
with them." 

Bob Juden, who works with 
Watson daily, said Watson has a 
tremendous knowledge of the 
way students feel and what 
motivates them to act the way 
they do. 

"He's a superman," Juden 
said. "He knows people. Virgil 
may not have a degree in 
psychology, but he's the best 

He's the best 

human psychologist 

I know. 

-Bob Juden 


human psychologist I've ever 

Watson works well with studen- 
ts, perhaps because he believes in 

them as much as he understands 

"Working with kids is rewar- 
ding because they give back so 
much love and you are working 
with people who will shape the 
future of our nation," he said. 

Understandably, students love 
Watson, too. and they'll miss him 
when he retires. 

Sophomore Fawn Anderson ap- 
preciates Watson's involvement 
in student life at the dorm. 

"He not only helps the students 
out, he gets involved with many 
activities," Anderson said. "He 
never goes to one side, he always 
looks at both sides to solve the 

Sophomore Robert Burton 
sums up the feelings of many in 
the dorms. 

"He's a very good helper when 
it comes to students. Virgil takes 
student problems to himself. He 
is also a person you can rely on." 

by Ben Pierce 


Donnie Huffman 

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Playing the drums in a family band has 
become a favorite passtime for Freshman 
Donnie Huffman. 

Most recently, he has joined the College 
Concert Band and the Jazz Band following 
a stint of playing the drums for 13 years 
and being in his father's band for five 

From age five until now, he has been set- 

"/ like all kinds of music, 
except classical, but I like 
it all." | 

-Donnie Huffman 


ting the beat for his father's band as they 
travel to surrounding cities and perform at 
celebrations and dances. 

"My dad got me a cheap set of drums 
and that's what I learned to play on," Huff- 
man said. "I've always been interested in 
the drums ever since I can remember, I 
just knew they made a lot of noise." 

Huffman also plays the piano, bass 
guitar, and occasionally sings. 

"I cut a single in Nashville a few years 
ago, and they're just now getting the 
record pressed, the song will come out on 
our new album," he said. 

Besides the band, Huffman keeps busy 
with his hobbies. He played baseball and 
golf in high school, and sang active in the 
high school choir. 

"When I was in high school I made 
district choir my junior year," Huffman 
said. "I was in choir for three years also." 

Huffman said he really enjoys playing 
golf. This is a new hobbie for Huffman. 

"I hope to join the pro tour here in a year 
or so," he joked. 

Singing in the rain 

Rain and inclement weather didn't dam- 
pen the songs of freshman Donnie Huff- 
man as he performed with his father's 
band during an hour-long concert for 
Family Day. Huffman also showed his 
talents in the College Talent Show 
when the group he played in took 
second place. 

Donnie Huffman 



Having a steady girlfriend hasn't been 
mch of a problem for Huffman. He and 
athi Estes have been going out for two 
ears and hope to someday be married. 
istes backs Donnie through all the trips 
nd has confidence in his work. 

"I think he does real well, and he works 
2al hard," she said. 

Although Huffman plays in his father's 
and and brings in some money, he also is 
mployed at Sparks Music Store. 

"I've worked there off and on for the 
ast two years, and I really like it. 
anytime Roger (Sparks) was short of help 
e would call me," he said. "I just got a 
romotion, I went from stockboy to 
alesman," said Huffman. 

Being a drummer, Huffman has a few 
avorite musicians who justhappen to be 

drummers themselves. 

"Steve Gates an independent studio 
drummer, is one of my favorites as is 
Larry London, a National Session drum- 
mer," explained Huffman. 

Though Huffman grew up around Coun- 
try and Western music he is fond of all kin- 
ds of music. 

"I like all kinds of music, except 
classical, but I like it all. I listen to pop 
music mostly," he said. 

Donnie lived in Dallas with his mother 
since he was three years old until the age 
of 13 when he moved in with his father. 

"My mother was in a band from 
Oklahoma ever since she was a kid, she 
traveled all over, and that's how my 
parents met," he said. 

Although Huffman has been around 

Jazz band bass player Donnie Huffman does 
double duty by sitting in on the drums. Huffman 
has been performing in his father's band for 
years but this is the first time he has been in a 
school band. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

music all his life, he is sure he won't major 
in music. He is still undecided in his major 
but is leaning a little toward business. His 

future plans don't include those of his 

In some ways, playing in the College 
band is a first for him. 

"I've never played in the high school 
band at school," he said. "I just played in 
my father's band and that's all. It never 
really interested me because it's two 
totally different kinds of music. 

Band instructor Leonard Barnhill ap- 
preciates having Huffman in the band. 

"Donnie does a very good job with the 
band," Barnhill said. 

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Diet Facts 

From diets to exercise, 
the PULSE takes a look at 

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The diel craze. It's an endless circle 
There are many diets out right now; all 
guaranteed to take off weight. Herbalife 
surfaced in the last year or so and has been 
surrounded by controversy and popularity 
ever since. 

Dillon's Food Stores and television 
station KAKE are promoting The Rotation 

Diel. Diet businesses are seemingly 
everywhere and the list goes on an on in a 
confusing maze of promises for better 
health and a svelt body. 

The Rotation Diet is a series of weeks in 
which pamphlets come out with the week's 
meals already planned. The diet promotes 
what they call free vegetables and safe 

Junk food 

Low in nutrition but high on calories, 
America's love affair with junkfood ha* 
become a weighty subject. Current trends are 
directing Interests away from |unk food and 
towards physical fitness. (Photo Illustration by 
Wayne Gottstine) 

fruits. The vegetables can be eaten 
anytime during the day while safe fruits 
are to be eaten three times a day in ad 
dition to the diet menu for the day. Each 
week as the shopper. dieter gets a new 
schedule, the store also provides accurate 
scales for them to use. 

"The Ark City Dillon's had ap- 
proximately 180 who started the program 
and about half are still on it," said Pam 
Bryant, Dillon's employee. "After the 10 
weeks are over, they just restart on the 
same weeks." 

For those who are hesitant to step on the 
scales when a 'skinny' friend is standing 
near, the alternative is enrolling in a diet 
program with a business like The Diet Cen 

The dieter starts off eating anything al 
certain times and taking supplements 
Then the true test begins. Fish, seafood 
and chicken along with various meats 
(known on this diel as proteins) are on the 
diet list. The dieter must eat seven ounces 
of protein a day along with two fruits and 
as many vegetables as they want. The list 
varies from men to women because men 
can still have most red meats while the list 
for women carries only a few. The center 
provides a list of foods that can be eaten or 
the diet and this is also a help for the dieter 
who eats out. A daily weigh-in helps the 
dieter keep close labs on his or her 

"The pros of the Diel Center are daily 
weigh-ins and a counseling support system 
which I feel is imporlant," said Janice 
Simmons, coordinator at the Ark City Diel 

'Supplements aren't drugs; they art 
simply soy, fructose and B vitamins tc 
help stabalize blood sugar and keep the 
dieter from being so moody and irritable,' 
said Simmons. 

If fish and chicken aren't down the 
dieter's alley and hamburgers, malts anc 
candy bars are, there are alternatives 
Diet pills and liquid forms of diet aids 
currently flood the market. Most pills 
leave you satisfied for 12 hours then it isi 
time for another pill. Another route are 
books at the public library that range frorr 
teenage diets to the starvation method 

Diet Facts 


vever, some diet books and plans do 
e some reputation for safe and ef- 
ive weight loss. Fit-or-Fat Target Diet, 
ight Watchers Diet and the University 
t Plan are a few. 

[any diets risk nutritional 
iequacies. Recent studies show that the 
'erly Hills Diet, Richard Simmons', and 
Stillman diets are low in the majority 
itamins and minerals studied, 
laintaining the desired weight can be as 
ch a problem as taking the pounds off in 

first place. It's easy to lose all the 
ired weight and then gain it all back. 
! dieter should learn in the beginning to 
good foods on a regular basis. 
Be sure the diet you pick is something 

can live with forever, " said Nancy 
dway, dietician at Ark City Memorial 

good check list for a diet you can live 
h includes that: 
The diet should be nutritionally 

adequate. A diet that leaves out more than 
one food group is not adequate. 

2. The recommended foods are easy to 
obtain, fix, and are likeable. Boiled eggs 
and grapefruit may not be appealing after 
so many servings. 

3. The plan explain underlying prin- 
ciples? There is no magic way or secrets to 
a diet that really works. 

4. It has a realistic weight loss per week. 

5. It incorporates behavior modifications 
and exercise to keep the weight off. 

6. The diet plan have a maintenance 
plan? Many diets don't and this is im- 
portant in taking it off and keeping it off. 

Rapid weight loss may not be the best 
way to become thin. 

"One to two pounds a week is an average 
recommended weight loss. Losing more 
than one to two means not losing fat but 
losing water weight." said Tredwav. 

by Michelle Bair 

Tone-up tips 

A diet decision has been made, and your 
mind's jumping into full swing; getting 
ready for the torture you'll be inflicting on 
yourself for the next few weeks. 

The goal is set, but is it really going to do 
any good to lose some weight? 

According to Linda Hargrove, volleyball 
and women's basketball coach, you must 
exercise to keep your muscles toned. 
Otherwise you may be able to lose ex- 
cessive fat, but you will retain some fat in 
your muscle composition. To avoid that 
problem, exercise is a necessity. 

"A person must cut down on calories and 
burn calories to lose fat," Hargrove ex- 

Many dieters don't have the time to do 
an actual workout, and need some quick 
exercises to help keep them in shape. 

That regimen could include the 
traditional jumping-jacks, sit-ups, and 
push-ups. But another quicky, is the use of 
heavy ropes. Hargrove said that a two- 
minute workout with a heavy rope is 
equivalent to a one mile run, and is ex- 
cellent exercise for the arm and leg 

"Exercise is a lifestyle," Hargrove said. 
"It's a lot easier with an active lifestyle. ' ' 

Hargrove gave some tips for those who 
may just be getting started exercising. 

First, get a physical, especially if you 
are over 30 years old. Second, start in 
moderation and work up, and third, be 
sure to adequately stretch out your 
muscles and ligaments before you begin. 

"Find a friend or a group to exercise 
with," Hargrove said. "It's a lot easier and 
is good moral support. ' ' 


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New drop policy changes have created 
both positive and negative opinions in the 
minds of students and faculty. 

Simply, the primary differences are that 
now if a student drops a course, it will 
show up on the transcript, and that studen- 
ts may drop only until Nov. 1 during first 
semester and until April 1 second 
semester. The old policy allowed students 
to drop until the day before final exams 
began and the drop did not show up on the 
student's transcript. 

The new policy will still not affect 
grades, but if a student decides to transfer 
to another college, it will show up on their 
records that they had taken and later drop- 
ped a class. 

Positve views toward the change come 
from both students and faculty. 

"Well, it has never bothered me, 
because I have never dropped a class, but 

it's probably a good idea. It'll make peopl 
study to try and stay in their classes," sai< 
sophomore Cathy Betzen. 

English and Literature instructor Su 
Darby, said "I don't think it is negativ 
when it shows you have dropped, becaus. 
people drop for a variety of reasons." 

According to Conrad Jimison, Cowley' 
Registrar, the change is not to hurt tb 
students, it is to "give a truer picture o 
student success at the College." 

Sophomore Robert Burton also agree 
that the change is for the best. 

"I think it is good, because if you ar 
stupid enough to drop a class, then i 
should show up. It makes students thin 
more about what their career an 
education is going to be." 

But not everyone sees the change as 
positive action. 

"I don't think it's very good. I've had t 

Conrad Jimison 




Robert Burton 


ment by adding or d 
refe with the change 


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Irop classes because of schedule conflicts, 
nd I don't want it to have to show up on 
ny records," said Tammy Wyant. 

Terry Deffenbaugh holds a rather (lif- 
erent negative opinion for the change. "I 
on't think they (drops) should show up, 
specially since we have to pay for our 
lasses. It's kind of like if I buy a pair of 
nderwear, wear them once or twice and 
tien throw them away, it's no one else's 

Sophomore Tracy TPatterson looks 
sward the change in policy as a possible 
inderance for the future. 

"It might ruin your chances of receiving 

larger scholarship at a four year univer- 
ity since you have to transfer all your 
revious transcripts." 

Kim Marx shares a view similar to Def- 

"I don't see why anyone has to know 

"I don'f think it's negative 
when it shows you have 
dropped..." Sue Darby 

what we dropped or didn't drop," she said. 

With the pros and cons to the issue, it is 
hard to say which policy is the better. Ac- 
cording to Conrad Jimison, registrar, the 
change was made primarily to aid the ad- 

"We can track students better, and we 
have a better record of those who drop. We 
need this for auditing purposes. That's 
the reason the change was made," he said. 

by Laura Moore 





Tracy Patterson 

Terry Deffenbaugh 

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Joan Warn 

Students, businesses cash in o n Cowley's 

Special Sewicet 

This year Cowley will be of- 
fering special projects and 
workshops to the public with the 
hope that if enough interest is 
generated it can be a continued 
service to the public. 

Joan Warren, of Cowley Special 
Projects, is involved in several 
projects and workshops. 

One of the new projects, the 
Small Business Development 
Center, is held in cooperation 
with Wichita State University 
and the Small Business Ad- 

"I am setting up the Small 
Business Development Center 
here at Cowley in Ireland Hall 
and it is set up in conjunction with 
Wichita State University and also 
the Small Business Ad- 

"What we will be doing is 
aiding small business people in, 
for example, for those wanting to 
start up a business, we'll counsel 
them by finding out is there is a 
need for that business in the area. 
We also do counseling on finan- 
ces, accounting, and setting up 
their books," said Warren. 

The counseling is not all done 
by Cowley staff members. 

"These people who do the coun- 
seling are area professionals, and 
we have some college faculty and 
administrative staff that help us, 
and we also have business people 
in the comunity that give their 
professional advice and his is 
free of charge, "said Warren. 

These services are set up to 
help the public but they are not on 
a permanent basis. 

"It's not like we are going to do 
an ongoing thing for these people 
but we are going, to get them 
ini tally set up," said Warren. 

The Small Business Develop- 
ment Center is not just for new 

"It's also for small business 
people who are having trouble in 
their businesses. They have to be 
the owners or managers of small 

firms classified as small 
businesses, which can not afford 
to purchase consulting services. 
A management problem or a lack 
of knowledge on thier 
bookkeeping, marketing 

proDiems, and we also give ad- 
vice on employee problems," 
said Warren. 

This service is not just 
available for Cowley county 

"We work a four county area 
which includes Cowley, Sumner, 
Chatauqua, and Elk counties in 
which we assist business people 
in," said Warren. 

Workshops are another aspect 

of the work Cowley special 
projects do. 

These workshops include: 
design and decor, alternatives to 
leaving children at home, buying 
and selling homes, and a 
photography critiqueing 

These workshops are scheduled 
for November and more in- 
formation will be made available 
as the time approaches. 

Another workshop that is 
scheduled to begin October 28 is 
"Your Next 10,000 Days Working 
and Living." 

The classes are scheduled to 
last six to eight weeks and will be 

Tuesday nights 

held on 

Along with projects 
workshops, Cowley Spe 
Projects people to write bs 

"I help people with t 
resumes and how 
professionalize them in the r 
chronological order and 
them with what's acceptabh 
today's resumes," said Warn 

If there is a good attendant 
these workshops, these and o 
services will probably be off< 
in years to come. 

by Kristi Adorns 

Sitting Still 

Snatching a moment of rest, special projects 
worker Joan Warren takes a break from her 
busy schedule. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

Continued Page 




GED lab 

(Continued from page 11) 

"I always draw my cake out first on a 
piece of paper. I draw every last detail. 
It's almost like being a drafter. Next, I'll 
hunt for pictures of real flowers. I want my 
flowers to be real and natural. Not perfect, 
but natural," Balmer continued. 'It 
usually takes nine to ten hours to do one 
cake. That's even a rush job. I've done 
some cakes as long as 24 hours and other 
as quick as eight hours." 

Working on a cake is always personal to 

"I always deliver my cakes to the front 
door and I always make sure it's on the 
table and see the people's faces light up, 
then I sneak out quietly," Balmer said. "I, 
hate to see them cut a cake. It's like the 
cake and I have become very close." 

by John Dalton 

Family Day 

(Continued from page 2) 

family. Dinner, like breakfast was buffet 
style and drew about 200 people. 

Entertainment by the Nicky Ballarini 
family presented people with an op- 
portunity to sit down and relax after their 
meal. Janine Wells' family was announced 
winners of the Family of the Year contest, 
and a weekend get-away to the Can- 
terberry Inn in Wichita was drawn. Dorm 
Supervisor Pat Henderson, was the lucky 
winner of the trip. 

by Laura Moore 

(Continued from page 5) 

derstandably very pleased when that hap- 

"In the classroom, some of them are 
such good students that the other students 
don't realize that they didn't come from a 
traditional high school," she said. "Each 
year there are several that are on the 
honor roll, and in the honor society, that 
started out here. And that makes me feel 
real good, and I hope it does them too. 
Because whatever the reason that they left 
high school, they've had a fresh start. And 
they have all of the advantages that the 
other college students have." 

Eaton said that she always tries to 
motivate the student to go on with their 

"I want to get everybody back for a 
college class, rather it's physics or cake 
decorating," she said. 

Deciding between physics, cake 
decorating, or the gamut in between is im- 
portant to the person continuing, 

"She always encourages them to go on, 
and a lot of times she calls me in to confer, 
and we sit down and find out what they're 
interested in," Vollweider elaborated. "Do 
they want a certificate, do they want an 
Associate of Arts Degree, what are their 
interests, what kind of work have they 
done? And we make suggestions as to 
what they might go in to, what courses 
they might take. And she encourages 
traditional students as well as non- 
traditionals to go on." 

In addition to her work with students on 
their general education, Eaton also spends 
a great deal of time with her "English as a 
Second Language" classes. In that 
program, she teaches foreign speaking 

people English. 

"It's been a lot of fun, and it's been quite 
a challenge. We get so many people around 
the table here some nights, and they're all 
different languages, and they'reall talking 
in their own language, if there's anyone for 
them to talk too, and I have to stop and say 
'Let's go with English'," Eaton laughed. 

Sometimes the progress is slow. But it is 
always there, Eaton said, even when it is 
hardly discernable. 

"You have to look at the ESL's like an in- 
fant. Infant's don't talk. When they arrive 
they listen and they decode for about nine 
or ten months. And these people don't have 
nine or ten months, they have to be reading 
and writing before that. But we never rush 
them, when they're ready, they're just like 
the infant. When it's there, they start to 
talk," she explained. 

Vollweider said that people often ex- 
perience trepidation when they first con- 
sider coming to the ABE/ESL/GED 

"A lot of times people will call hoping 
that the program won't be open at that par- 
ticular time. They come up with all kinds 
of excuses," she said. "The older you are 
the more fearful you are of coming back, 
especially to work on your high school 

However, the uneasy feeling usually 
disappears when they discover how the 
program works, Vollweider said. 

"Once they get here they find out that 
Terryis the kind of person where you come 
in, she shows you what to do, and you go in- 
to a room and you do your thing. I've never 
known of any student who left because 
they were frustated or upset, or because 
they didn't get help," she said. "The neat 
thing about Terry is that due to her en- 
couragement and support, once she gets 
you down here, she's got you." 

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If you notice something different about 
this year's spirit squad you're not aone. In 
fact, Jim Brown and Ed Brooks are the fir- 
st men to join the Cowley Spirit Squad. 

Brown, freshman Criminal Justice-Law 
Enforcement major, is a graduate from 
Southeast High School in Wichita and 
Brooks, freshman, says he is probably 
majoring in Psychology but is undecided. 
Brooks is a graduate of Topeka West High 

Both guys heard about the idea of being 
yell-leaders from different sources. 

"I was offered a scholarship to yell-lead 
at Cowley while I was at Cheerleading 
Gamp," Brooks said. "Wanda Shepherd 
told me about it and I accepted." 

Brown, however, heard about it in quite 
a different fashion. 

"I was sort of peer-pressured into it, and 
then I decided to stick with it," he said. 

Both Brooks and Brown wanted to be 
Cowley yell-leaders for similar reasons. 

"For me it provided a chance to cheer at 
a smaller college and be more involved 
with school, than just going to classes. And 
it also gets me into the games free," 
Brooks joked. 

Brown had a number of reasons for wan- 
ting to cheer at Cowley. 

"It gives me a chance to keep into my 
gymnastics and be involved with school 
activities. It also helps pay for school," he 

Experience is one thing they both have 

plenty of. Brooks was a member of his high 
school squad for two years, serving as cap- 
tain his senior year. Brown has been in- 
volved in gymnastics for six years. Four of 
those years were spent competing and the 
other two teaching. Even though he has no 
real experience in yell-leading, he was a 
four-year gymnastics letterman in high 
school and placed fifth all around in the 
Men's Slate Gymnastics competition. 

Both Brooks and Brown are optimistic 
about the upcoming season for this year's 

"We feel that this early in the year, it's 
hard to tell, but we have a hard working 
squad and are positive about the year's 
turnout," said Brown. 

Being part of a squad that consists of 14 
girls and only two guys is one of few pluses 
of the arrangement. 

"It's definately better that being 
surrounded by 14 other guys, that's for 
sure," said Brooks. 

But for Brown it's not that different. 

"It's not that big of a change for me 
because my high school squad had a lot of 
girls on it," he said. 

As yell-leaders for Cowley, Brooks and 
Brown will be at all home games and at ap- 
proximately half of the away games. They 
will also be substituting in the role of the 
Tiger every once in a while. 

Although yell-leading takes up a large 
portion of their lime, they both have 
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that works on endurance. (Photos by Wayne 

pentry, tennis, snow-skiing, dirt-bike 
riding, and is a member of the Vocational 
Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). 
Brooks enjoys tennis, bowling, baseball, 
partying, and motorcycle touring. 

Both like Cowley. 

"It gives me a chance to be on my own 
and be independant," Brooks said. 

For Brown, that independence is tem- 
pered with an appreciation of things that 
are done best at home. 

"It's not too far away from home, yet 
close enough. Especially to get my laundry 
done," said Brown. 

Plans for these two yell-leaders are long- 

"I want to be a detective and if I don't 
like that, then I'll be a carpenter," said 

Brooks, on the other hand, simply plans 
on continuing his education. 

But the future probably does not include 
yell leading for either of the new Tigers. 

"Neither of us are seriously planning on 
being a yell-leader at a four-year college. 
For me, it takes more gymnastics ability 
than I have and for Jim, it lakes more lif- 
ting than he can handle. You see, Jim 
weighs only 98 lbs." Brooks joked. 

Both of them have one main goal in mind 
for this year as yell-leaders. 

"We want to create enthusiasm in the 
crowd at all games, but especially the 
home games. We want to be good." Brown 

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# roy Girrens is a perfect example 
of brains and brawn all in one. 

Troy is an '85 graduate of Newton High 
School and plans on majoring in electrical 
engineering. He also keeps busy playing 
sports and keeping academically involved. 

"In High School I played baseball four 
years, I made first team all AVL as a 
junior in the outfield and I was first team 
all AVL as a senior at pitcher," Girrens 
said. "I also played basketball for four 
years and football for four years. In foot- 
ball I made all AVL first team in the secon- 
dary my senior year. I was in student 
government in high school for four years," 

At Cowley, Girrens continues to be ac- 
tive. Vice-president of the Student Govern- 
ment Association and a member of the 
baseball team, he maintains a 3.79 grade 
point average. After graduation from 
Cowley in May, Troy plans to attend a 
university to recieve his degree in 

"I'll go to a four-year major college 
somewhere but I'm not sure where," he 
said. "It depends on if I can get a scholar- 
ship for baseball or academics. It will have 
to be a major college because of 
engineering, little schools don't have 
engineering so I couldn't go to one of 

For most students, it's difficult to break 
away from their home towns. Troy found 
out that his freshman year, but while 
living in Ark City during the summer he 
also found out it isn't that bad. 

"Last year I missed Newton, but Ark 
City is a lot like Newton. I've been down 
here long enough, by staying down here 
this summer and everything, that I've got- 
ton to know a lot of people in the town and 
not from just here at school. I have a lot of 
people to talk to in town and they just 
make it feel kinda like home. So, now it's a 
little easier to be away from Newton," said 

Troy seems to really enjoy Cowley, 
because of its size he thinks it can be a 
great asset. 

With baseball, classes, work study, and 
being Student Government Association 
vice-president, Troy has little free time. 

"I spend most of my free time studying. 
When I'm not studying, I just go mess 
around and play a little basketball on 
eight-foot goals or mess around with 
Robert," said Girrens. 

This summer, Troy pitched for the local 
semi-pro baseball team and found it 

"It was an experience, I learned a lot 
about playing baseball because we played 


Hot Outt 

a lot of guys that were tougher competition 
and I learned a lot about pitching. I met a 
lot of neat people," he said. "There were a 
lot of guys from bigger schools who came 
down and played with us and I made a lot 
of new friends." 

While playing baseball this summer, 
Troy and two other boys lived with art in- 
structor Doug Hunter who coached the 
semi-pro team. Hunter recently married 
Patti Tiepermann who has two girls which 
kept the house pretty busy. 

"That was an experience, too. It was dif- 
ferent because everybody just goes in an 
out as they please around there and 
nobody keeps regular hours. It was kind of 

a mad house, "joked Girrens. 

Girrens is the youngest in his family o 
four. He has one older sister and was neve; 
introduced to the experience of three litth 

"I haven't had any little sisters before,' 
he said. Trish, Lindsey, and Ashley 
always wanted to play, or come up and d 
stuff with us and I had never had tha 
before so it was a little different. It wa; 
fun, Doug and Patti are real nice and the; 
took good care of us." 

Last year, Girrens was honored "Fresh 
man of the Year" in baseball am 
"Academic All Region Six," also fo 
baseball. He is ready for a good season thi 






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by April Houston 


Taking time out for the Pulse photographer, 
Kim Schuchman shows the form that helped 
jnake her an important part of last year's soft- 
tall squad. Schuchman hopes the current squad 
/III repeat the success of last year and take the 
eaion VI championship. (Photo by Wayne Got- 

|im Schuchman, a sophomore at 
Cowley, has been playing Softball for about 
12 years now, and she says she just loves it. 

"I've played Softball in the summer just 
about every year," she said. 

Schuchman is a graduate of Newkirk 
High School but that didn't get her softball 
career started. 

"I didn't play for the high school, but I 
played in Ponca every summer," she said. 


Going over the fence for a tough one, Troy 
Girrens catches a long fly ball during fall prac- 
tice. (Photo by Jeff Dziedzic) 

Schuchman's love for softball comes 
partially from an older cousin who also 

"She's about 10-15 years older than me, 
and I can remember watching her games 
when I was young. She's really good, even 
now. Right now she coaches, which is what 
I want to do eventually. I guess she is kind 
of like my idol," Shuchman said. 

With Schuchman's dream of becoming a 
"oach, Cowley entered the picture. 

"I got a softball scholarship to go here, 
and it sounded good, since I would still be 
close to home," she said. 

After finishing her sophomore year at 
Cowley, Schuchman plans to attend a four- 
year university such as Arizona State, 
Oklahoma State University, or Oklahoma 

"I plan to major in sports education and 
become a high school coach and physical 
education instructor." 

Schuchman's goals are well underway 
with the courses she has taken at Cowely, 
general psychology, recreational ac- 
tivities, and physical conditioning, along 
with all of the required courses to recieve 
an Associate of Arts degree. 

Along with attending classes, Schuch- 
man also plays shortstop for the Cowley 

"I played third base last year, but I like 
shortstop a lot better. I like making plays 
to second base," she said. 

Schuchman feels that the Tiger softball 
team will do well in the Spring season. 

"We ought to be able to defend our title 
from last year. Last year we were named 
Champions of Region VI, " she said. 

Being so active in softball, Schuchman 
comes across the dumb jock comments a 
lot. Schuchman feels that these remarks 
are way off because "to be an athlete on 
the college level, you have to keep your 
grades up to be eligible and to know what's 
going on, especially if you want to transfer 
to a four-year college," she said. 

by Laura Moore 




Cowe/y Tigers do well in early conference play 

Cowley County has a long standing 
tradition of having a perennially strong 
volleyball team, and the 1986 season is no 

In 1978, the Cowley volleyball team was 
the conference champions, but since then 
the Johnson County team has dominated 
the conference. Cowley has always com- 
peted well with Johnson County, but John- 
son has been able to come out ahead at the 
end of the match. 

Last year Johnson County lost its 
dominance, and the conference title was 
shared by three teams, Johnson County, 
Allen County, and Cowley County. 

Even though the 1986 conference title is 
still up for grabs, Cowley has played well 
in early conference play. 

By the middle of October the Tigers had 
already defeated both Johnson County and 
Allen County in conference action. 

Most teams, reguardless of size or 
ability, have some type of problem 
throughout the season. Cowley is no ex- 

"Our problem is that we don't play real 
consitently. We play real good in one mat- 
ch and them turn around and play poorly 
in another match," said Coach Linda 

"I think a lot of that has to do with the 
fact that we have played a lot of four year 
schools this year," said Hargrove. 

The teams inconsistency has not af- 
fected Coach Hargrove's outlook on the 

"I'm certainly not down or negative 
about this team because they have played 
inconsistently throughout the year," said 

"They play as well as any team we've ' 


It seems when it is time 

to win we'll do it. 

-Tammy Wyant 

ever had at Cowley and they are poten- 
tially the best team we've ever had," she 

A region six championship requires 
some consistency. 

"If we play consistently we would 
definitely be a contender for the region six 
championship," said Hargrove. 

If it is true that the strength of a com 
munity college team comes from its 
sophomore players, then the Tiger 

This year Cowley has five returning 
sophomores. Cowley also has strong fresh- 
man members as well. Peaches Harris is 
just one of these and she is a starter. 

Even though the team has played in- 
consistently, they have been winning. 

"It seems like when it's time to win we'll 
do it, "said Tammy Wyant, sophomore. 

The Tigers again proved their dominan 
ce by defeating Johnson County a second 
time when the two teams squared off ii 
Overland Park on Oct. 12. The tough mat 
ch ended with the Tigers winning 15-10,11 
15,and 15-13. 

The win cinched a spot for the Tigers ir 
Regional Playoffs. 

"Regionals are all or nothing. We havt 
to win in order to go onto nationals," saic 

Cowley's long-standing tradition of win 
ning volleyball teams is certainly a sourc* 
of pride but it also can be a hinderance t< 
team members. 

"Our tradition of winning help: 
sometimes because it intimidates our op 
ponents but it also puts a lot of pressure oi 
the team to keep the tradition going," saic 

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Tammy Wyant, number 10, slams a 
spike past two Hutchinson blockers to 
lead the Tigers to a 15-4 and 15-12 vic- 
tory over Hutchinson early in the 
season. First place in the Conference 
was nearly wrapped up after the Oct. 
13 game against Johnson County when 
the Lady Tigers overpowerd Johnson 
County 15-10, 11-15, 15-13. (Photo by 
Pat Pruitt) 


Peaches Harris spikes the ball past two John- 
son County defenders in one game of a four- 
game match. The Tigers downed the Johnson 
County squad 15-9, 14-16,15-9 and 15-12. 









From football to pool, to get fit or to stay in shape 
students get into the intramural program 

Intramural sports at Cowley test not 
only the speed and stamina of the part- 
cipants, but sometimes their humility as 

The games give students a chance to get 
out and have fun, and they provide a way 
to get some exercise besides. 

According to Bob Juden, who organizes 
the events, "It's good for non-varsity 
athletes compete just for the fun of it. It's a 
good way to socialize, that's primarily why 
we have it." 

The sports that the intramurals en- 
compass consist of both traditional type 
sports, and some that are not as familiar, 
Juden said. 

"Intramurals consist of more than just 
basketball, volleyball and football. We also 
had the Tiger Tubes, a survival course, 
golf, ping pong and pool," he explained. 

The students pick the players that make 
up their teams teams themselves. After a 
team has been picked, the players must 
remain the same for the remainder of that 
particular activity. New teams can be 
selected for differing events. 

There is usually a good turnout for the 
games, Juden said. There were ap- 
proximately 60 students who played foot- 
ball, abut 30 in the pool tournament, and 

several more partcipated in Tiger Tubes. in the pool tournament, said that he en 

Juden said that he always has plenty of tered because he thought that he had 

players . good chance at winning . 
"I would guesstimate that we had "I have been playing poolfor a long time 

•• It's good for non-varsity athletes to compete just 
for the fun of it. -Bob Juden €)€) 

roughly 60 students in football, 24 kids in 
Tiger Tubes, and about 30 in the 8-ball pool 
tournament. We generally have anywhere 
from 40 to 100 kids involved. In the golf 
tournament there is generally 12 to 16. A 
lot of times it's determined by the 
weather," Juden said. 

Although the games are friendly, that 
doesn't mean that they're not competitive. 
Freshman Henri Chatman, who played on 
a football team in the intramurals, said 
that there are always good players on the 

"The tournament was exciting, there 
was a lot of talent on each team," Chat- 
man said. "I wouldn't mind playing again 
next year." 

Freshman Eddie Brooks, who took part 

we have a table at home," Brooks saic 
"So it sounded like fun to get into the toui 

Troy Juden won the pool tournament 
but he was more enthused about the ir 
tramural flag football games. 

"I always played football in school, and 
though it would be a good way to find ou 
how out of shape I am," Juden said. "I als 
met a lot of people, which was fun." 

The intramural events will continu 
throughout the year, with basketball am 
softball being just two of the games plan 

by Devon Bonfy 

All fall down 

Even though it wasn't tackle football, 
Janine Wells was game to get tackled 
by Troy Girrens in a close intramural 
match. (Photo by Way Gottstine) 



I thought it would be a 
good way to find out 
how out of shape I am. 
-Troy Juden 


Pool pressure 

Intramurals action catches Troy Juden 
as he wins the pool tournament cham- 
pionship. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

Cowley shuffle 

A fade is attempted by Henri Chatman 
as his opponent Tracy Patterson at- 
tempts to block and tackle him. About 
60 students showed up to play in the in- 
tramural football games. (Photo by 
Wayne Gottstine) 

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John Dalton is a sophomore who will graduate at semester. He has been a part of 
the Pulse staff since it first began in 1984. He has also been a part of the Cycle and 
Roar staffs. 

John enjoys singing, acting and reading. He has held major roles in every dramatic 
production at Cowley since he entered as a freshman in 1984. Most recently, he will be 
remembered for his portrayal of the villian in this fall's version of He Done Her 

This past summer, John married the former Diane Sodowsky who also attended 
Cowley. Following graduation, John plans to attend Southwestern College and major 
in drama. 

In addition to maintaininga a 3.21 grade point average and keeping up with his 
numerous extra-curricular activities, John works at the Arkansas City Public Library. 
Perhaps one of his favorite things to do is to teach dramatics to children through USD 
470s P.M. Academy. Most recently, he directed a melodrama which featured a cast of 
all ages including some four year olds. 


April is a freshman at Cowley County Community College majoring in special 
education. She is a member of the Tiger Spirit Squad, the Cycle staff and the Pulse. 
This issue marked a first for April when she participated in a mock shoplifting 
experience which she says she'll "never forget." 

A graduate of Arkansas City High School, April likes to dance and enjoys writing. 
April works in the Public Relations Office as a work study job. 



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Laura Moore 


Wayne Gottstine 


Brian Reed 


Kristi Adams 

Devon Bonfy 

Stephanie Brunner 

John Dalton 

Jan Herrmann 

April Houston 

Ben Pierce 

Julie Reed 

Janine Wells 

Denise Woods 


Pat Pruitt 
Brian Smith 
Jeff Dziedzic 


Linda S. Puntney 

Christmas edition 


Christmas Traditions 

Christmas traditions are everywhere 
and Cowley folks have a variety of per- 
sonal ways to celebrate the holiday. 

What do Cowley students want for 
Christmas? Read and find out. 


One day we all may be listening to the 
radio and know the man singing. He could 
be Ron Dixon. 


Find out how SRS and Pell Grants have 
their advantages and disadvantages. 
Getting Federal financial aid to attend 
college can make it difficult to meet daily 


Who said the operative phrase in 
policeman had to be man. Cowley has 
seven policewomen. 

Dear Diary 

Former Cowley students realize dream 
and make Christmas special for others 
with Mrs. Santa's Workshop. 

Beg, borrow, or steal 


Staff writer goes out for an undercover 
assignment on shoplifting. 

Diner's Delight 


Cowley Tiger mascot Wes Porter disguises 
himself as Santa's helper as he gets into the 
Christmas spirit. The tree is at Mrs. Santa's 
Workshop which is owned and operated by 
Linda and Terry Juden. Terry has already 
graduated from Cowley and Linda will con- 
tinue her education at Cowley starting in 
January. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 


The diner is back to review a 
restaraunt/carry-out that you may want to 
consider trying. See how the Phantom 
Diner rates J.C.'s Barbeque. 


A look back at Arkalalah and Leslie 
Blatchford, the girl who wears the crown. 

Art Show 


Industrial Technology students are 
developing skills that will be careers. Two 
students have learned about a high tech 
lathe by making an aluminum and brass 
chess set. 


Doug Hunter has organized the first 
Faculty/Staff Art Show ever held at 
Cowley. Find out how the idea originated 
and what some entries may be. 


What about going to college with a 
parent or with a child? See how Cowley 
parents and children handle attending 
classes together 


A review of the Cowley volleyball 
season, and of one special player who's 
been nominated for Ail-American honors. 

Christmas Traditions 




Vespers, reception signal 
start of Christmas season 

Vesper's, a tradition at Cowley since 
1981, began in the Aud-Gym and was 
moved into the Little Theater upon its 
completion. Each year the concert is 
followed up with the annual reception 
hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Nelson. 

"It's CowleyCos like the school, not 
calicos," Kenneth Judd will tell you. 

Judd is proud of the 16-member per- 
forming group that he says serves as an 
ambassador for the College. 

"Our purpose is two-fold," he said. "Fir- 
st, we give students the opportunty to per- 
form, and secondly, for public relations for 
the College. We want the school to put its 
best foot forward ( through the group) . " 

Judd's version of the CowleyCos first got 
its start in 1981 when he came to the 
College from Arkansas City High School. 
At that time the College offered what was 
called Choral Ensemble. According to 
Judd it "took about two days to change" to 
the current philosophy which is behind the 
singing and dancing group. 

Membership in CowleyCos is by audition 
only. In past years there have been as few 
as 12 and as many as 20 people in the 
group. In 1981, the group was costumed in 
calico dresses to add to the "pun" in the 
name. Since then the costumes for the 
group have become more sophisticated. 

This year's costumes were chosen by the 
group with the assistance of the director, 
Kenneth Judd. The sharpness of the dress 
white and blue helps to reflect the stan- 
dards of performance that have been 
made tradition with the music department 
at Cowley. The group, a concept carried 
over with Judd from the high school, per- 
forms for organizations and clubs during 
the semester and ends with a vespers con- 
cert the last Sunday before the Christmas 

Christmas traditions at Cowley are 
special for sophomore Brian Reed. 

"Christmas time is special for me. Even 
though we start our Christmas music in 
early November, the group finds them- 

selves humming the tunes as they walk 
down the halls and I even annoy my co- 
workers with the constant repeating of my 
favorite selections from our music. 
Arkalalah is a big event for us but we 
really enjoy performing for family and 
friends at Christmas time." 


/ even annoy my co- 
workers with the constant 
repeating of my favorite 
selections of music. 

•Brian Reed 


Starting with Arkalalah in the fall, the 
group makes about 50 separate per- 
formances during the year. That's 
something both the director and the 
students enjoy. 

Judd also enjoys working with the 

"Music students are good students. 
They're well regimented which pays off in 
their personal behavior and in per- 
formances," he said. 

It's evident the students enjoy being in 
CowleyCos, too. 

"I love it," said freshman Cyd Stout. 
"It's so much fun. We all get along really 
well and manage to work out our dif- 

by Stephanie Brunner 

I'm afraid it's true that most of us won' 
catch Santa coming down our chimnej 
but we'll still be celebrating. 

In December, when the weather start' 
turning cold, most of us start feeling tha 
old Christmas spirit creeping up on us. Th< 
Cowley campus is no exception. Student: 
as well as faculty and staff start getting 
anxious, not only for the vacation, but als< 
for that old familiar closeness and warmtl 
that the Christmas season brings. 

At Cowley, we have a wide variety ot 
people from all over the world, and th<i 
ways of celebrating Christmas vary frorc: 
place to place and from home to home. 

We always think of the old traditiona, 
white Christmas, but sophomore Pan 
Fritz says the weather in South Carolina ir 
December is usually warm and rainy 
Fritz likes to spend Christmas with hei 
family and the special people in her life 
Her family enjoys a small tradition al 
their own. 

"My whole family drinks a cup of wine,' 
says Fritz. "I celebrate Christmas wit! 
my family, partying all night, anc 
listening to Christmas music." 

Fritz also enjoys "being with someone 
special like my little nephew." 

It's the weather that makes celebrating 
Christmas in Florida a little different, too. 

"Instead of saying 'I'm dreaming of e 
white Christmas' we say 'I'm dreaming ol 
a green Christmas'," said Amy Semmler 
freshman. "Christmas Eve we break a 
pinata and light a fire-only if it's cold-anc 
we sing Christmas carols. We wake up 
early, about 6 a.m., to open our stockings 
and we have a big dinner with turkey anc 

But not everyone eats turkey or ham for 
Christmas dinner. In Tiawan they indulge 
in something a little different. 

"Nobody eats turkey. A big Christmas 
dinner might be steak," says Jolly Liang, 
a native of Tiawan. "We don't exchange 
presents. We do that on the Chinese New 
Year. We go to church at night on Dec. 25, 
and they give the children candy." 

In Tiawan it doesn't snow, and Liang has 
never seen any. 

"I get excited, 'Oh! Has it snowed 
yet?'," Liang said. 

There are also a few people who have 
unique plans for the Christmas break. 

No doubt Latitia Fields, Rob Weaver, 

Christmas Traditions 


and Matt Hicks will be enjoying them- 

"I'm getting Married to Leighton over 
Christmas," Field gushes. 

Matt and Rob aren't quite getting 
married but they may be looking for 

"Any other time I would spend Christ- 
mas at home with mom and dad and my 
little brother but this year me and Matt 
Hicks are going down to Padre Island to 
celebrate it there," said Weaver. 

Up in Illinois and Wisconsin it's usually 
cold, over Christmas and Derrick Young 
and Tom Ahrensmeyer love it. 

"I spend Christmas with my family," 
said Young. "I love it. We wake up early in 
the morning and I talk to my mom. I play 

with my little brother and his toys. I love 
toys. The first thing I reach for is sweets. 
Our family is close on Christmas, real 
close. I'm looking forward to going home 
to my future wife Melissa." 

"If it doesn't snow," said Ahrensmeyer, 
"it's not a real Christmas. But it always 
snows every Christmas and it's real cold." 

Somsy Sengvixay is originally from 
Laos and is currently a maintenence em- 
ployee and grounds keeper here at CCCC. 
In Sengvixay's country most people don't 
celebrate Christmas. 

"They don't have Christmas day. We 
have just New Year. Usually we have din- 
ner together on the first day of the new 
year. We enjoy it," said Sengvixay. 

"I came over here and I have to do what 

the people do. I go to church. You know, 
it's all good, it's just how you believe," he 

Some people love Christmas so much 
that they go out of their way to make it a 
special occasion for their family. 

"My dad is in his eighties and my 
mother is in her sixties," said Olinda Wat- 
son. "They both wear heart patches and 
both have arthritis. My mother gives her- 
self insulin shots and has high blood 
pressure. This is the first Christmas in 
twenty years that she is going to bake and 
wants to put up a Christmas tree. It's hard 
for her to take care of Kempty ( Olinda 's 
son) and me since I'm in a wheel chair. 
There will only be the four of us." 

Getting up at the crack of dawn can be 
fun on Christmas (or any day for that mat- 

"We go the midnight mass," said Nicki 
Ballarini. "Julie (Reed, his sister) and I 
sleep through it. I used to go in about 5 
o'clock in the morning with a present and 
say 'Mom, can I open this one?' But I don't 
do that anymore. Now I usually go to a con- 
cert or something on Christmas night." 

No matter how Christmas is celebrated 
and no matter where, it's got to be one of 
the all time favorite occassions of the year. 
Come on, admit it, you love it! 

I'm afraid it's true that most of us won't 
catch Santa coming down our chimney, 
but we'll still be celebrating. 

by Jan Herrmann 


Christmas at Cowley County Community 
College and Area Vocational-Technical School 
just wouldn't be complete without the down 
town decorations. The eight foot trees and San- 
tas are familiar sights to students and have 
become a part of a local Christmas tradition. 
The decorations were up early this year and 
Santa arrived two weeks before Thanksgiving 
to herald the beginning of the Christams shop- 
ping season. (Traveler photo) 

Dear Santa/Cowley Want List 

From penguins to Lamborghinis £owley 

It's that time of year again. 

It's time to wish good will to your fellow 
man, to put that extra dime in the 
Salvation Army kettle, to be happy and 
jolly, to get out the oV Christmas stockings 
and hang them on the fireplace mantle 
with care. Last but not least, it's time to 
start making out your Christmas list. 

Compiling a Christmas list for Cowley is 
like asking a little kid in a candy store 
what they want to eat first. Students of all 
ages were asked what they most wanted 
for Christmas, and all kinds of responses 
were received. 

Students at Cowley are definitely unique 
and so are their ideas of the perfect Christ- 
mas gift. 

Students asked for everything from 
movie stars and deserted islands to credit 
hours for classes. The one thing they all 
had it common was that Cowley folks have 
definite ideas about what they want for 

Sophomore Beth Nilles wants to be 
stylishly comfortable in class so she's 
asking for money and a pair of sweats. "I 
need sweats to wear to class," she said. 

Tricia Fitzgerald, sophomore, wants to 
be warm from heart to toe. 

"I want to see my boyfriend, Charles, 
and I want a pair of socks to keep my feet 
warm in bed." 

Freshman Eddie Brooks' list is short 
and to the point. He says he wants 64 credit 
hours and a future! 

Stuffed animals topped the Christmas 
list for freshmen Wendi Watson, who wan- 
ts a GIGANTIC teddy bear, and Shelly 
Maskrid who's asking for teddy bears and 
every college student's favorite, money. 

Catherine Craig, freshman, wants wool 
socks, and Brenda Haden will be looking 
for Sylvester Stallone under her tree. 

Arneetrice Cobb, freshman, says Jim 
McMahon, quarterback for the Chicago 
Bears, is what she'll be looking for on 
Christmas morning. 

Who else but Sophomore Troy Girrens 
would ask for an egonculator valve for his 
car to get better gas mileage. 

Danny Snow, sophomore, says he'd like 
a maid and a map to his bathroom. 

Sophomore Kim Marx is asking for a 
similar gift-a butler who's good looking 
and as dumb as Rob Burton, so "I don't 
have to pay him." 

If Rob Burton gets his Christmas wish he 
probably won't care whether Kim Marx 

pays him for being a butler or not. With a 
cherry red, convertible Lamborghini un- 
der the tree what more could he ask for? 
(Robert, don't hold your breath for this 
gift. Our research shows that Lamborghini 
doesn't make a convertible-how about a 
1963 Corvair convertible instead? ) 

Romance and romance-related gifts 
were at the top of the list for sophomores 
Rob Weaver, who is hoping for an 
engagement ring, and Pam Fritz who wan- 
ts "to be with the man I love-my nephew." 

Other items on the Cowley Christmas list 

Teresa Lawless, freshman, -some decent 
food to eat in the cafeteria. 

Lori Clark — a new car (fresh) 

Sheila Ball — new toothbrush (soph) 

Michelle Sawyer — a puppy (fresh) 

Pat Betzen — a watch ( fresh) 

Amy Semmler — Cabbage Patch Doll 

Pat Lawson — to see may family and 
children (Director of Developement) 

Libby Palmer — some sol jeans (sec. for 
Pres. Nelson) 

Tammy Wyant — penguin house slippers 
that squeak, (soph) 

Judy Osner — Hutch Community College 
to move to Ark City, (boyfriend goes 
there) (fresh) 

Denise Miller — a play-girl to clean our 
dorm room for inspection days (fresh) 

Debbie Bridges, receptionist in Ad- 
missions Office,-$l million 

Sue Morris, registrar's secretary- 
Obsession Perfume by Calvin Klein 

Wanda Shepherd, secretary to the vice- 
president of administration, -to lose 20 

Joycelyn Goff, accounting clerk,-long 
gold chain 

Pat Brown, Natural/Social Sciences 
Department secretary, -Oscar Food 

Melissa Schwabauer, freshman, -a mon- 
th long paid vacation away from 

Lisa Demaree, financial aid secretary, -a 

Linda Hargrove, -a new neck, my old one 
is spastic and worn out 

Ed Hargrove, Director of Financial Aid,- 
another Region III championship for soft- 

Leonard Barnhill, Director of In- 
strumental Music, -72-piece band with 
proper instrumentation 


Dear Santa/Cowley Want List 

tudents want it all for Christmas 

Art illustration by Jan Herrmann 

Karen Clay,freshman,-Teddy Ruxpin, a 
talking teddy bear 

Krysty Tarver, sophomore,-a MAN! 

Julie Reed, sophomore,-to pass Algebra 

Jackie Lane, sophomore,-all A's in my 

Rob Alexander, assistant basketball 
coach, -14 wins by Christmas 

Derrik Young, sophomore,-a Mercedes 
and a mansion 

Regina Musgrove, freshman,- a horny 

Peaches Harris, freshman,-The Home 
National Bank 

Nick Ballerini, freshman, -to get my 
braces off 

Thomas Ahrensmeyer, freshman, -to 
spend time with my girlfriend 

Herman Peeples, freshman, -pair of 
black leather driving gloves 

Virgil Watson, Director of Student Life,- 
Lincoln Continental 

Tera Foster, freshman,-to find a 

Shannon Lowery, freshman, -a new war- 
drobe, a 1986 Camaro and to pass my 
college algebra and American literature 

Suzanna Hewitt, sophomore, -a diamond 

Stacey Cover, sophomore,-Tom Cruise 
and a typewriter 

Betty Martin, Director of Learning 
Resources, -a new purse and a blanket with 
a picture of a duck on it 

Elaine Brown, Humanites Department 
chairperson, -someone to grade my 
English papers. 

Melina Houghton, freshman,-to get 

Brent Murphree, freshman,-chow puppy 

Leslie Blatchford, sophomore,-to grow 
taller so Mark Patrick won't tease me 

Mark Patrick, sophomore,-to see Leslie 
Blatchford grow 

Dixie Hatfield, sophomore and wife of 
Police Science Instructor Elvin Hatfield,- 

Sophomore Brad DeMoss came up with 
a traditional Christmas gift idea. All he 
wants for Christmas is his two front teeth 
and we're hoping that's because he wants 
to join the PULSE staff in wishing you a 
"Merry Christmas." 

by Janine Wells 

Mrs. Santo 's Workshop 


oil year round 

Tree trimmings 

Nearly a dozen trees with a variety of Christ- 
mas decorations fill Mrs. Santa's Workshop. 
Some of the becorations are home made and 
sold on consignment while others are manufac- 
tured. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

Christmas is a special time of the year 
for many people but for Terry and Linda 
Juden it is especially important. 

The Juden's opened Mrs. Santa's 
Workshop on Sept. 15. 

Terry Juden is a graduate of Cowley 
County Community College Police Science 
and Linda interrupted her CCCC education 
for a semester to open the store. She plans 
to resume her studies at the College in 

Linda is currently studing to complete a 
degree in education. 

"I'm going to try and take the same 
things I was planning to take this 
semester," she explained. 

Juden decided to wait until next 
semester to begin her course study. The 
store was the factor in making her decision 
because of the time involved in the shop. 

Terry and Linda have both dreamed of 
opening the shop since they were married 
eight years ago. 

"My husband plays Santa Claus every 
year, so it seems rather natural," she said. 
But she doesn't let him have the whole 
show though, she also dresses up as Mrs. 

Christmas is special to the Judens. 

"When it's Christmas we always go 
overboard," Linda said, explaining the 
idea of their Christmas shop. 

The business has been slow, but that 
didn't come as a surprise. 

"I expected it to be slow because we 
opened early to accomodate Halloween 
and Thanksgiving," she said. "We had a lot 
of Halloween decorations and I've tried to 
get Thanksgiving but people just don't 
make Thanksgiving. I have very little of 
it," she said. 

The Judens are stocked for the Christ- 
mas season, however. The store has a sup- 
ply of trees, decorations, lights, garland, 
wreaths and gifts. Some of the gift items 



Season's Greef/ngs 

As the Christmas season begins, visions of 
holiday decorations fill Mrs. Santa's Workshop. 
It's the first year for the business which Linda 
Juden and her husband, Terry, hope may be 
around for a long time. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

Mrs. Santa 

Linda Juden, a Cowley student who took the 
Fall semester off to start a business, is the co- 
owner of Mrs. Santa's Workshop. Here she is 

surrounded by her "helpers." Juden's husband 
is a co-owner of the store and a former Cowley 
student. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

are on consignment from people in the 

There is plenty to choose from at Mrs. 
Santa's Workshop but Juden says the 
biggest problem she's delt with is the 
waiting for the suppliers when they've run 
out of items. 

"Order and send the money, then they 
say 'Sorry, we're all out of that right 

now'," said Juden. 

Although it's been slow, and the Judens 
have had problems with orders they still 
have big dreams and ideas for the future. 

"My husband keeps talking about a 
chain of Christmas stores," laughs Juden 
as she explained their hopes for the future. 

The store will be seasonal until she gets 
her degree, then they'll have to consider 

the future of their business. 

The Juden's hope to have Mrs. Santa's 
Workshop back next year. It may be in a 
different building and a different location 
but that won't matter. For the Judens, the 
joy of Christmas will be wherever they go. 

by Michelle Bair 


Sharing is Caring 

In 1890 the Salvation Army Captain of 
San Fransisco provided food for the 
area's poor people. He raised the 
money for the food by placing a large 
kettle in the main sea port, so that 
everyone could see it and deposit 
their loose change. 

Soon this kettle had become a 
tradition during Christmas, not only 
one that spread throughout the 
United States but throughout the 

These kettles are now used in 
Japan, Chile, and in several European 

In the United States, the Salvation 
Army aids more than 4,500,000 per- 
sons during the holiday season. Ket- 
tles have changed since that first one 
in San Fransisco. Some now have a 
booth with a bellringer and a public 
address system singing out 
traditional yuletide carols. 

Behind it all, though, is the same 
Salvation Army message, "Sharing is 

Christmas helper 

The Salvation Army is a priciple source of aid 
for the needy all year round but especially at 
Christmas time. Captain Allan Irvine and a 
Salvation Army volunteer check their inventory 
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Since 1890, the Arkansas City Salvation 
Army has given Christmas Aid to needy 
families in the area, and today Captain 
Allan Irvine wants to keep that tradition 

"This is my family's first Christmas in 
Ark City," said Irvine. "I'm very excited 
about this first Christmas here. I like 
helping others who need help." 

If this year is like last year, Irvine 
should have the chance to help about 1,838 
people in 574 families. Irvine is more con- 
cerned with helping the needy than he is in 
checking their honesty. 

"Most people who come to the Salvation 
Army are in need so we work from that 
principle. We try to find out what their 
monthly income is but other than that we 
have no hard guidelines," he said. "We 
would much rather be in error of giving 
help than of not giving help." 

Besides the traditional kettle drive, the 
Salvation Army spreads the season joy by 
delivering their bi-weekly magazine 
during Christmas. 

"We have the privilege of distributing 
throughout Cowley County our 'War Cry' 
magazine. We should start delivering 
around mid-December, "said Irvine. 

But the Salvation Army can't help all of 
those who need it by themselves. 

"We receive help from 60 different 
organizations and businesses here in 
town," said Roxie Rickords, Salvation Ar- 
my volunteer. "Many schools will put on a 
can goods drive and then bring their totals 
to us for our pantry." 

Many of the Salvation Army volunteers 
come from the Salvation Army Church. 

"We use some needy family volunteers, 
too. This way they have some work ex- 
perience and they can, in turn, use us as a 
job reference," said Irvine. "We either 
pay them for their help or help them 
through our Christmas food supply." 

The Salvation Army isn't the only local 
organization who gives Christmas Aid. 

"The Lioness' Club distributes stocking 
caps and mittens for school children. They 
check them out from their school principal 
and can return them after winter is over," 
said Phyllis Tilson, Lioness secretary. 
"We also have been giving the children 
who don't eat breakfast, due to money 
problems at home, breakfast bars." 

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Ripping it off 

While watching for the sales lady or any 
curious customers, April Houston shoves a 
berret in her jacket. Houston performed a 
mock shoplifting experience as an assignment 
for the PULSE. (Photo by Pot Pruitt) 

I took a deep breath, swallowed hard and 
bravely got out of the car. Half an hour 
ago I thought this would be no problem. 

While wondering into the store, I asked 
myself, "April, why did you decide to 

It wasn't bad walking around the store 
looking at the clothes but when reality hit 
me, it hit me hard. I decided to shoplift 
and I was going to do it. 

I felt like the sales girls knew I was going 
to do it, they wouldn't leave me alone! 
Each girl asked me if I needed help and I 
politely said no thank you. I don't think I 
looked like a juvenile delinquent, maybe it 
was my nervous appearance. 

I picked out a few items I like, two skirts, 
a sweater, and sweater-skirt ensenble. The 
sales lady told me she had to count my gar- 
ments before entering the dressing room. 
There were five items, but she counted 
four, counting the sweater-skirt ensenble 
as one piece. She more or less told me 
where to change, which was in the 
dressing room right in front of the door. 
She watched me the whole time. 

By now I was shaking so bad I could 
barely change clothes. I took the skirt 
from the sweater-skirt outfit and wrapped 
it around my waist, then I put my clothes 
on over it and put the hanger in my jacket 
so no evidence would be left behind. 

Now all I had to do was walk out the 
door. It wasn't that simple though. As I 
was giving the sales lady the clothes I had 
tried on, she noticed that the skirt was 

She told me that there was a skirt to go 
with the sweater, and I told her there 
wasn't. She asked me hautily where the 
skirt was and I told her I only picked up the 
sweater. She went and told her manager 
that there was no skirt for that sweater 
and I headed for the door. 

As I was leaving I saw a girlfriend's 
mother, I briefly said hello and left. The 
get away car was nowhere to be seen, so I 
walked down the sidewalk. She pulled up 
and I jumped in — fast ! 

I did it — I ripped something off! 

My friend they were watching me from 
the door of the shop so we drove off faster! 

I did it once, now I knew what to do and 
how to do it. 

I went home, changed my clothes, fixed 
my hair differently and went back to the 
store. By that time there were different 
sales girls working so I knew this would be 
easier than the first time. 


I walked in and no one noticed me from 
being in the store earlier. I started shoplif- 
ting again. Belts, gloves, earrings, socks, 
sunglasses, hats, t-shirts, bracelets, pur- 
ses, even a umbrella and a teddy bear, I 
took nearly everthing. 

By the time I had finished I had made 
four trips in and out of the store and no one 
even noticed that I had left and returned. 

It was easy, after the second time I felt 
like a pro. The sales women were all 
talking at the counter and if they weren't 
there they were in the back room talking, 
leaving me in the store alone. 

But that wasn't supposed to happen. I 
was supposed to get caught, be hauled into 
the police department, booked, charged 
and thrown into the slammer, all for a per- 
sonal experience story on shoplifting — 
this was just pretend and I didn't get 
caught. In a real situation things might 
have been different. 

They were for a friend of mine. 

Sally (we'll call her Sally) went out of 
town to see a very good friend. On the way 
home she stopped by her grandmothers 

The loot 

house in a nearby town to visit and eat. 

After leaving her grandmother's house 
she decided to stop by Gibson's and get a 
tape to listen to on the way home, because 
she was sick of the few tapes she had. 

She went in and looked at the tapes. She 
was really fond of the Pink Floyd tape, but 
it was nine dollars and she only had fifteen 
with her. If she spent nine dollars on the 
tape she would only have six dollars to 
make it home on — she still had a long way 
to go. 


Hurredly she stuck it in her purse and 
headed for the door. 

As she was leavingthe store a man yelled 
at her to stop so she did. 

What Sally didn't notice were the 
mirrors all along the top of walls where the 
officers were, watching for shoplifters. 

first add to shoplifting 

Sally was 100 miles from home and stuck 
in jail. The only person she could call was 
her grandmother. 

Sally and her grandma were close. But if 

April Houston coses with her vast array of 
"hot" merchandise. In all she collected 29 items 
valued at $177.76. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

she found out Sally really shoplifted it 
would break her heart. 

Sally had no choice. 

She held up really well until she heard 
her grandma answer the telephone, then 
she broke down. Her grandma was great. 
Grandmas usually are. She made Sally's 
bail and sent her home. 

Sally messed up. She was fortunately 
able to keep her parents from finding out. 
It will always be on her records. Sally is a 
freshman at a good university, and is 
majoring in engineering. She depends 
mostly on academic scholarships to get 
her through college. 

Nine dollars could keep her from her 
education and career. 

Sally's story isn't much different from a 
thousand others. 

Shoplifting increases during the Christ- 
mas season said Jeannette Bennett, 
manager of CATO. 

"You can't blame people for wanting 
things to give their family, say if you don't 

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Bands come and bands go but second 
semester freshman Ron Dixon is hoping 
his band will be one people will talk about 
for a long time. 

Dixon and his band started competing at 
the College talent show in October, 
musically. Dixon's solo performance 
brought him first place and inspired him to 
do more competing. 

"I've never participated in a com- 
petition before," said Dixon. "The song 
that I performed in the talent show was 
'Blue Eyes' and 'Come'n Home'. I wrote 
both of those songs." 

Dixon took one other band member, 
John Schmidt, and entered the Wally 
Fowler's Stars of Tomorrow Talent Sear- 
ch, sponsored by KZSN radio station 

The Ron and John duo took first in the 
vocal group category but placed third 

"The third place is actually more im- 
portant than the first place," Dixon said. 
"Because we won third place we got to per- 
form on Channel 8 television with the 
Wally Fowler Talent Search show." 

Dixon had more to do than just perform 

"I got to perform at concert level, 
another was the competition tests your 
ability. I met quite a few (people) who are 
prestigious so they can tell me how to go 

Ron Dixon 

Ron Dixon rolling' 

thQ Big 

about it. I get to send my material to 
Wally-Fowler and he'll review my music. 
He's known for Patsy Cline's success," 
said Dixon. 

There's more to Dixon's band than the 
Ron and John duo. Members are scattered 
right now but they hope to get back 
together soon. 

The band plays under the name Osage < 
Prairie Sand Band and consists of five 
men. Parts of the band have been together 
for 12 years and others for only a year. 
Dixon is the driving force behind the 

"I formed it and rounded people up to be 
in it," he said. "Actually, I built it in my 

Dixonnot only put the band together but 
he also writes the majority of their music. 

"I've written several songs," he said. "I 
sometimes write songs while rolling down 
the road. My songs are triggered by most 

Although Dixon writes most of his music 
he enjoys performing hits from George 
Strait and Don Williams. 

Dixon hopes that Strait and Williams 
will become an important part of the 
band's future. 

"I hope to sell some material to George 
Strait, Don Williams and Randy Travis," 
Dixon said. "The money and prestige — it 

would be nice to hear them sing my songs. 
They've made it already, so the royalties 
would be nice," said Dixon, explaining his 
reason for wanting the performers to sing 
his music. 

The average person would stop his effort 
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"The band hopes to go into the studio in 
the near future and record Osage Prairie 
Sand Band's 'Hard at Work.' We also want 
to do a video in relation to the song we 
wrote called 'Sally'," Dixon said. 

Dixon's plans for the band don't stop in 
the studio. He still sees competition as an 
important part of the band's interests. 

"We are fixin' to try 'Hee Haw,' 'Austin 
City Limits' and 'Star Search,' " he said. 

Why is he working so hard to make his 
band go so far? 

"Music is one of my heart's desires and 
can take you from rags to riches if you get 
in the right door, then I'd just love to go 
through that door." 

by Michelle Bair 

Heart's desire 

Second semester freshman Ron Dixon plays a 
piece of his own music for the audience at the 
College Talent Show earlier this year. Dixon 
hopes to make it big with his music some day. 
(Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 


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Sacrificing for Education 




Furthering an 

education means 

personal sacrifice 


Currently, about 65 percent of the 
students here receive some form of finan- 
cial aid. Last year the College awarded 
$771,394 to students who qualified for gran- 
ts and scholarships and recipients of the 
Guaranteed Student Loan brought the total 
of funds awarded to just over $1 million. 

In short, financial aid at Cowley is big 
business that makes education possible for 
nearly 1,000 students each year. But for 
some, receiving the funds has become a 
mixed blessing. 

Students receiving food stamps or on 
welfare get their food stamps cut when 
they receive a Pell Grant or a Guaranteed 
Student Loan. According to Ed Hargrove, 
director of financial aid, it's an uphill bat- 
tle for students who are the most in need. 

"Most of them feel like they can't go to 
school unless they have the other help. 
When they apply for Federal aid and get it 
we start getting calls," Hargrove said. 
"Calls come all the time from Welfare and 
Social Security wanting us to make out 
statements of the student's budget and 
what they receive compared to their 
college costs so they can deduct ap- 
propriately from their welfare benefits." 

According to Hargrove, the cuts are 
made because the welfare and social 

security agencies want to be certain 
students don't benefit too much. 

"If they think the student is gaining any 
kind of upper hand by receiving aid, they 
try to get on top of it to get their share of 
what the student is receiving," he said 

How is this federal aid in the form of Pell 
Grants and GSL's deducted from welfare? 

First, the Pell Grant and GSL are added 
together, then the student's college fees 
excluding books are subtracted from the 


Most are emphatic about the 
fact they are embarrassed to 
be in the situation they're in. 

Ed Hargrove 


Federal aid. The aid left over is divided b 
the months the aid is planned for. Finally 
the answer is deducted from the food stam 
ps allotment for each month the federa 
aid applies to. The federal aid doesn't ai 
feet the cash assistance or medica 
benefits programs. 
Welfare tries to prevent double dipping 
"What I understand doesn't seem cor 
sistant to me," said Angela Johnson, CCG 
student who is caught in the dilemnu 
"They don't count your Pell grant c 
student loan in your cash assistance, an 
don't count it as income in some program: 
But it is counted as income with food stan 
ps. It doesn't seem very consistent. I wis 
they would balance it out in the cas 

Students receiving food stamps, welfa 
or Social Security payments can receh 
aid from sources others than Feder 
monies. Scholarships awarded by tl 
College for academics, activity grant 
and special circumstances don't affe 
welfare. The money from these sourc 
goes directly to pay tuition and sometir 
books. Another way to avoid the probler 
through JTPA, a training program i 
proved by the government. JTPA is fina 
cially covered by a Carl Perkins Grar 



Sacrificing for Education 


High hopes 

Determined to sacrifice to succeed by 
graduating from a university, Angela Johnson 
does her best in studying and taking care of her 

This program covers tuition, fees, and 
child care. Also, it deals with on-the-job 
fining and vocational classroom 
Gaining. But not everyone can qualify for 
the JTPA program and it's these people 
who seemingly are being penalized for 
trying to improve themselves. 

son. Johnson is one student who doesn't 
necesarily benefit from receiving financial aid. 
The amount of the aid she receives from the 
college is deducted from financial assistance 
received from the Federal government. (Photo 
by Jeff Dziedzic) 

"Most students are emphatic about the 
fact they're embarassed to be in the 
situation they're in," Hargrove said. 
"They don't like it. They want to get out 
and be a capable worker. From my 
position here, there's nothing I can do ex- 

cept to try to communicate with the 
legislators about this problem and try to 
get something done about it." 

Hargrove has already written letters to 
Fifth District Rep. Bob Whittaker ex- 
plaining the problems faced by these 
students and he isn't alone in his concern 
for them. Susan Rush- Johnston, coor- 
dinator of special services recognizes the 
problem, too. 

"There are a lot of expenses that are in- 
volved with going to school that are not 
directly related to academics," said Rush- 
Johnston. "Naturally you have books, 
tuition and fees but you also have gas, 
housing, supplies clothing and personal ar- 
ticles. You still have living expenses. They 
don't change just because you're going to 
school. You're not eliminating expenses 


Welfare just seems to tell 
you, you can't make it. 

Angela Johnson 


when you decide to attend colllege, you're 
adding to them." 

Instead of the leftover federal aid from 
school fees going toward books, tran- 
sportation, and school supplies. It must 
take the place of the lessened food stamps 
to make up the difference. Students like 
Angela Johnson must sacrifice to go to 
school to gain marketable skills. 

"With a cut from $141 to $22 a month in 
food stamps, I had planned to use the Pell 
Grant for food," said Johnson. "Suddenly, 
I had to move due to unsafe conditions for 
my son and me. I had to use $430 for rent 
and deposit and that just wiped it ( the Pell 
Grant) out. So now, I'm sure we'll be 
eating less until the next Pell Grant check 
comes. If I hadn't had the Pell Grant I 
don't know what I would have done in that 
emergency. I couldn't have done it." 

Hargrove admits that there may be 
some students who try to beat the system 
and take advantage of the money 

"We've had some who have come in to 

(Continued on page 21) 


Album Review 

Wayne's Picks 

David Lee Roth Eat 'em And Smile 

David Lee Roth's "Eat 'em and Smile" 
is great follow up to his EP "Crazy From 
the Heat." 

He doubtlessly has one of the best bands 
in rock and roll today. His band, which in- 
cludes Steve Vai (guitar), Billy Sheehan 
(bass), and Gregg Bissonette (drums), 
leaves Roth musically unlimited. 

The album starts out with the com- 
mercial 'Yankee Rose." This is suitable 
for Top Forty and some hardcore rockers. 
It's an energetic rocker to get the album 

"Shyboy" is the second song and 
possibly the best. This best exemplifies the 
unique styles of Vai and Sheenan as they 
do some harmony riffs. Gregg Bissonette 
displays somes impressive powerhouse 
drumming in this fast rocker. 

"I'm Easy" and "Ladies Nite in Buf- 
falo" slows the album down a bit. "I'm 
Easy "a shows some nice virtuoso blues 
solos by Vai and impressive blues rythyms 
by Sheehan. These two songs are a few of 
the songs in which the music doesn't over- 
shadow Roth's original voice. Lyrically 
there's not much here but it sounds good. 

"Goin' Crazy" is a fun dance number 
with an incredible riff throughout the 
whole song showing off Vai's incredible 
technique. In "Tabacco Road" Roth and 
Vai work well together such as 'Yankee 
Rose." Vai's Tasteful guitar licks bring 
out Roth's voice. 

Billy Sheehan work shows up well his 
solo in "Elephant Gun." Actually, the song 
seems to be an excuse for all the members 
of the the band to loose control in a good 
way. Sheehan and Vai put their talents 

together to make one incredible harmonic 

In "Big Trouble" Roth uses his voice as 
if he's telling some exciting story, and the 
song slows the album down for a well 
deserved break after 'Tobacco Road" and 
'Elephant Gun." 

Screamin' Stevie Vai shows once again 
why he's one of the best on "Bump and 
Grind." Mixing great teehnigue and 
awesome tremolo tricks, he does what 
most good guitarists only dream of. He 
positively overshadows Roth on this song 
but hey, why not? . 

Roth ends the album with the comical 
"That's Life." He has horns and strings, 
and it sounds' like a cross between the big 
band era and Vaudeville. 

With this album Roth has definately 
showed the rock world that he's serious. If 
you are the least bit interested in what you 
have heard from Roth, buy the album. It's 
a good investment, and a good addition to 
your record collection. 

Cinderalla : Night Songs 

"Night Songs" is one of the strongest 
heavy metal debut albums of the year. It's 
basically raw rock and roll with a slight 
blues background. 

The musicians are good, not great, but 
they do work well together to create 
somewhat of an original sound. The lyrics 
and vocals are not exactly top grade, but 
the singer sounds sincere enough to get the 
point across. 

The highlights of this album are "Shake 
Me" and "Nobody's Fool." 

"Shake Me" is the perfect example of a 
good metal song. It best exemplifies Cin- 

derella's sound. 

"Nobody's Fool" is a strong, dramatii 
heavy metal ballad. This song is by far th 
best song on the album. The rough voca! 
are suitable for the strong guitar riffs an 
powerful drum beat. 

Although Cinderella's "Night Song 
may not be the most incredible debi 
album, it shows a considerable amount < 
talent from this young band. If you are int 
energetic rock and roll, Cinderella 
"Night Songs" should be in your colle< 


Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet 

Typical Bon Jovi. No excitment her 
Jon Bon Jovi breaks no new ground wi 
this followup to "7800 Farenheit." 

Musically the album is boring. There 
no innovative or even interesting guit. 
solos or riffs. The band doesn't play wi 
much enthusiasm at all. 

Lyrically, "Slippery When Wet" is 
excuse for Jon Bon Jovi to throw his ha 
around in his best narcistic fashion. 

The highlight of the album is "Wante 
Dead or Alive." It's a strong acoust 
ballad and the only song on the album wi 
any creativity. The song builds from ; 
acoustic guitar and Jon Bon Jovi's voice 
a basic penatonic solo by Richie Sambort 

"Slippery When Wet" is Bon Jovi's mo 
commercialized album to date and a vei 
big let down. The music has no feeling wi 
the exception of "Wanted : Dead or Alive 
The album is exceptionally monotonou 
This is an album not to collect. 

by Wayne Goitstine 

ftovenfoi 1± 

Dear Diary 

About 80 students, faculty and staff kept 
diaries on November 10 to help write the story 
of "A Day in the Life of Cowley." Because of 
space, not all entries could be included here 
but the staff has tried to include something 
from everyone who returned their diaries, 
by Wayne Gottstine) 

Monday, November 10, dawned as an unseasonably 
:old day, but was otherwise quite normal. Social 
jpheaval, economic unrest, basketball and football all 
■eared their ugly heads. 

President Ronald Reagan, through his spokesman 
.arry Speakes, continued to refuse to comment on 
-eports that he had violated the law in arranging arms 
sales to Iran in return for the release of three U.S. 
lostages, including David Jacobsen. 

The British Common Market imposed sanctions and 

tn arms embargo against Syria, citing Sryia's alledged 
upport of terrorism as the reason. 

Richard von Ende, a former top administrator at 
(ansas University, was sentenced to three years in 
jrison for the distribution of cocaine. 

An underground faction, believed to be Shiite 
vAoslem extremists loyal to Iran, announced that they 
vould free a number of French hostages being held in 
.ebanon within 48 hours. Which they did. 

Winter weather moved into Kansas, and single digit 
emperatures resulted in record lows. There was light 
now accumulation in northern and western Kansas, 
ind the lowest reading in the state was in Concordia 

— just south of the Nebraska border — where it was 
6 degrees just before dawn. In Arkansas City the 
temperatures were a little higher, with a low of 27 
degrees, but many members of the Cowley population 
were prepared to swear it was colder. 

The Cleveland Browns beat the Miami Dolphins 26-16 
on Monday Night Football. 

King Hussein of Jordan presented a bullet-proof 
Mercedes to the Prime Minister of India Rajiv Ghandi. 
Ghandi survived an assasination attempt earlier in 

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti- 
whaling group, claimed responsibility for the sinking of 
two Icelandic whaling vessels, and claimed that the 
Icelanders had been hunting whales illegally. 

Bruce Springsteen's five-record set, bid to be the Bob 
Dylan of the '80s, came out and sold phenomenally, 
with nearly every record store in the nation selling out 
of their allotment of the albums within hours of 
opening their doors. 

There were equally earth-shattering developments 
involving Cowley County Community College on that 
same day. 

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Bill Brown,- a General Motors training technician, 
used the Cowley Vo-Tech automotive department 
facilities to conduct a specialized electronics training 
program for area GM mechanics. 

The Tiger basketball team narrowly defeated Pratt 
Community College 79-78 to raise their season record 
to 2-1. 

Larry Schwintz awakened to Willie Nelson on the 
radio, and 15 minutes later Martha Buchanan rose to 
the sound of her dog scratching at the front door 
before returning to bed. 

Libby Palmer had cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and 
so did Pat Brown. Students at the dorms had waffles 
that met with less than rave reviews in the cafeteria, 
while Calvin Woods, Paul Nash, and dpubtless many 
others made do with coffee for their first meal of the 

Sid Regnier started his busy day by checking on the 
progressof the newdormitory, and Pam Elliott began 
her day of classes with a visit to the powder room. 

Toni Weeks arrived at her first class unprepared 
with her assignment, but she coped with it well by 
selling Camp Fire candy to her classmates. 

Sue Morris brought an apple cake to the faculty 
lounge. It scored considerably better than the cafeteria 
waffles, and was quickly consumed in a faculty feeding 

While Cowley administrators held a meeting to elect 
a representative for the selection committee that will 
conduct the first stage of the presidential search, Larry 
Schwintz delivered a lecture on embryo transfer in 
beef cattle to his Livestock Science and Management 

Dr. Nelson visited with a former teacher at Cowley, 
Doug Ewing, while in his outer office the jelly bean jar 
ran dry. 

Wanda Shepherd went to the Pizza Inn with Debbie 
Hobaugh to eat lunch, and Ed and Linda Hargrove 
went home so Linda could watch "Days of Our Lives." 
Bud Shelton spent the afternoon reading a program on 
lawn maintenance landscaping, and a number of 
students took an Algebra test. 

In the evening, Nick Ballarini, Peaches Harris, and 
Regina Musgrove talked about having babies, although 

presumably not together, and Stacey Cover curled u| 
with a book. Debbie Bridges ironed her clothes for tl 
next day. 

Cyd Stout called her boyfriend, and Reggie 
Thompson sank the winning free throws in the Cowli 
basketball game with only two seconds remaining in 
the game. 

Larry Swain "crashed" at 8:30, and Carol Hobaugh 
Maudlin fell asleep just in time to miss the nightly 
news, and woke up 10 minutes after it was over. Bui 
Shelton caught the news, then went to bed. 

And at two in the morning Tom Ahrensmeyer hit t 
pillow just five hours before his alarm would go off 1 
start another day. 

And so goes a day in the life of Cowley... 

Morning's stprt 

After his morning shower, Alan Daniel 
works on making his hair suitable for the dad 
Wake-up times at Cowley' varried from larJ9 
Schwintz's 4:45 a.m. to Daniels 1 p.m. (Photo t 
Wayne Gottstine) 

jy in the Life of Cowley/Mini-Mag 



45 Larry Schwintz — The clock radio 
imes on to Willie Nelson singing "On the 
aad Again," the radio announcer sure 
unds happy. Maybe it's because his day 
just starting and mine is just beginning. 

00 Martha Buchanan — The dog is loose, 
j's at the front door and I get up and tie 
m back up. He woke Shelley up, too. We 
i back to bed. 

45 Larry Schwintz — Breakfast at the 
xintry Kitchen. The usual crowd is 
ere, have coffee, toast, and Cheerios. 
45 Debbie Bridges — Rise and shine! It 
n't be Monday morning already. Think 

1 lie here just a few minutes more. 

45 Phil Campbell — Alarm rings as 
ual. That thing never sleeps in, it's 
ways on time. I reach over to shut it off 
id Gloria (wife) says it can't be that time 
ready, we just went to bed, so it seems 
lyway. So we hop (ha) out of bed to face 
new day. As usual I stub my toe on the 
rner of the bed getting to the restroom 
; wouldn't be right if I didn't) . 
00 Debbie Bridges — The alarm sounds 
;ain. Guess I better get up for sure this 
ne. In the shower I go, that will wake me 

07 Larry Swaim — Seven after six? 
;ez, how many times have I hit the 
ooze bar? How cold did he say it was? 
hat am I going to wear for my walk? 
here are my gloves? 

6 : 10 Libby Palmer — I tumble out of bed, 
rn on oven to make cinnamon rolls for 
eakfast, then off to the shower. 
10 Calvin Woods — Drove into town (Ox- 
rd) to the Sav-a-Trip for coffee with the 
lys and to shoot the bull. Sav-a-trip rob- 
d during the night. Made for more ex- 
tement than usual. 

20 Larry Swaim — What am I doing out 
re in the dark? 

6:25 Larry Schwintz — Leave restaurant 
I can hear Cecil Carrier tell us what the 
iather is going to be today (man is that 

10 Libby Palmer Nikki hollers from 
r bed, "Mom don't forget the cinnamon 
lis ! " Put rolls in oven when I know it will 
ke family another 15 minutes to get 

45 Cyd Stout - I am getting dressed and 
ying to figure out if I got all my 
tmework done or not. 
45 Paul Nash — The clock radio goes off 
r the first time and as usual, I don't hear 

00 Cyd Stout - While eating breakfast, I 
dually have to do homework. 

7:05Toni Weeks— Woke my daughter 
Ashley up to get ready for school. Read my 
Bible and prayed for the foreign 
missionaries. This is the only way to start 
a day right. 

7:05 Larry Swaim - Home again. Nothing 
Like an invigorating walk to start the day 
right. Where's my Norelco? 

7:05 Paul Nash - 1 finally get out of bed 
after my wife has finally got me to wake 
up. This is the worst part of my day I don't 
like to wake up, I have always been this 
way and probably always will be. 
7:10 Toni Weeks - Get Ashley's clothes out, 
then went and washed my face and wake 
up, Ha ! Plugged in the curling iron. 

7:10 Paul Nash - I am looking out the 
bathroom window. I am brushing my teeth 
and the shower is warming up. I wonder 
how cold it is outside and what kind of day 
I will have. 

7:10 Calvin Woods - At last... "Whoops 
where's my makeup?" Denise runs back 
to the house. 

7:15 Tom Ahrensmeyer - The alarm goes 
off and the monotonous buzzing noise is 
driving an imaginary nail into the back of 
my head. 

7:15 Nick Balarini - Living Hell! It seems 
like I just went to sleep. I don't feel like 
getting wet this morning so I'll just wash 
my face and brush my teeth. How long 
could such basic everyday tasks take? 
They took me about 15 minutes. 
7:15 Toni Weeks - Put a load of laundry in 
to wash and fluffed the ones in the dryer. 

7:20 Tony Weeks - Ashley comes into the 
kitchen and is ready for breakfast. I 
prepare her breakfast— Frosted Flakes- 
Fold clothes in the dryer and put away. 

7:20 Larry Swaim - I think these slacks 
are long enough that no one will notice that 
the socks don't match. 

7:20 Marcy Patrick - Time to go to work. 
God, it's cold out this morning, I should 
have warmed up the jeep. Some ducks just 
flew over headed south, maybe the 
weather men knew what they were talking 
about after all. 

7:25 Paul Nash - 1 am preparing to stop at 
my usual stop in the morning for COF- 
FEE! This is very important but to my 
suprise and disgust I find that the store is 
closed due to a robbery from the night 
before. I think my day has started out bad 
but, it is probably not near so bad as my 
friend who works in the store's day has 
started out. 

7 : 30 Debbie Bridges - The kids are ready to 
go and so am I. Wait Brad just stopped me 
in a state of panic. He needs a newspaper 
telling about last week's elections to take 
to school. I threw all those papers out 

yesterday, He'll have to dig them out of the 

7:30 Tom Ahrensmeyer - My stomach 
growls and the noise wakes me up. I wash 
up, brush my teeth, get dressed, all to the 
beat of the radio. I don't now what song is 
in because my brain is still numb. 
7:30 Nick Ballarini - Tripping over my 
bike, I found my way across the room to 
my closet and climbed into a pair of jeans 
and a couple of shirts. It was too early to 
put shoes and socks on standing up. I 
realized this when I found myself sprawled 
across the chair I should' ve been sitting in. 
7:40 Nick Ballarini - Yum-Yum! 
Deliciously hard waffles. They aren't hard 
until ou put the syrup on. It's kinda like 
mixing water and cement. I should have 
not passed the Captain Crunch up. It 
would have tasted better than the frisbee 

7:40 Marcy Patrick - Oh, good, the aroma 
of the packing house I don't think I could 
make it through the day without that stink, 

7 : 45 Paul Nash - 1 am just north of Ark City 
now listening to the radio they're talking 
about a shortage of iguanas (a type of 
lizard) in Central and South America due 
to the fact that so many people are eating 
them. In fact one scientist recommended 
that they be raised on farms. 
7:45 Toni Weeks — Give Ashley lunch 
money, hug, and kiss. Tell her I love her 
and to have a good day and send her to a 
neighbor's to take her to school. Put 
clothes in the dryer. Add another load in 
the washer. After Ashley is gone, I goto the 
bathroom to put on my makeup, fix my 
hair. Boy why do I do this everyday? 

7:45 Debbie Bridges — Arrive at work. 
Get all our files out of the vault and try to 
get organized for the day. The phone starts 
ringing immediately. People are calling in 
to let us know they're sick and want me to 
let their instructors know. 
7:45 Tom Ahrensmeyer — Breakfast is 
served. I have now broken three forks 
trying to cut the now rock hard waffles. 
These are not real waffles, they are only 
reasonable facsimiles. Eating anymore 
would be dangerous to my health, so I quit 
while I'm ahead, 

Libby Palmer — Arrive at work and the 
boss is already here. This is a busy week 
for me since I have the board agenda to 
prepare for the monthly meeting. Turn on 
the copier,unlock files, and check the 
calendar to see what is scheduled for 
today. Awful warm in the office for a Mon- 

8:00 Toni Weeks — On my last strike of 
mascara I hear my three year old calling 
his momma! 

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8:00 Tom Ahrensmeyer - We meet in the 
library for English class and we are taught 
how to use a library for the 178th time in 
our life. 

8:00 Sid Regnier - Left for dorm con- 
struction site. Because of the cold weather, 
no activity. Specs call for masons not to 
lay bricks unless temp is 40 degrees and 
rising. The temp was 41 degrees and 
predicted to be falling. Made a mental note 
that we have now lost five and a half days 
to inclement weather. Sure wish the 
weather would cooperate and let us get 
roofs on the projects. 

8:00 Nick Ballarini — Off to Engineering 
Graphics. It's a fun class, but it will 
probably hurt my head to day as it does 
every Monday morning. The waffles are 
already killing me. 

8: 16 Dr. Nelson — Finished board reports. 
8:20 Bud Shelton — Going to Virgil Wat- 
son's office. I had a call over the weekend 
but I was not home, so I am going to see 
what went on in the dorm. 
8:30 Pat Brown — I keep thinking of break 
time. It's cold out so I'm going to have 
some hot chocolate. 

/"**'■ ^ "*** *%! 

8 : 30 Martha Buchanan — The phone wakes 
me up, it's a friend and we talk a while. I 
get up and make coffee. I look around the 
house, it's a mess. We had a birthday party 
for Shelley, and the kids got into a whip 
cream fight. They had a lot of fun, they 
also had fun cleaning it up. 
8:30 Debbie Bridges — The phone keeps 
ringing and students start coming in for 
change for the pop machine. 
8:40 Clint Lawson — I hate this time of 
year because stepping out of the shower is 
absolutely devastating. It feels as if I'm 
standing on top of an igloo in the middle of 
the Arctic Circle. 

8:50 Clint Lawson — I didn't have time to 
eat, so I threw on some clothes and at- 
tempted to arrange my hair to look respec- 
table. Then I get another little thrill as I 
grab my notebook, my keys, and step out- 
side and it's 20 degrees. My thoughts at his 
time are very positive. "It's Monday," I 
think to myself, among other things. 
8:55 Pam Elliot — Arrive at C.C.C.C. I 
raced to the restroom and entered my 
favorite stall to find that the T.P. dispen- 
ser had been abused and was hanging by 
one screw with the toilet paper partially 
unrolled onto the floor. So I moved down 
one stall, someone forgot to flush. (Oh, 
ick). So I move down one more. Ah-h-h. 
8:55 Ed Hargrove — Received phone call 

from student wanting to know if her GSL 
check was in. I didn't know because 1 
didn't know who she was. The student 
almost always expects you to recognize 
their voice. After asking what her name 
was, I confirmed that the check was here. 
9:00 Tom Ahrensmeyer — English is over 
and now I have an hour before my next 
class. I can play pool, ping pong, videc 
games, study, clean my room, take a walk, 
write letters, or watch television. I go back 
to sleep. 

9:05 Toni Weeks — Arrive at school to fine 
that I didn't complete my math assign 
ments for the day. Sell some Camp Fire 
candy for my daughter to help out a little. 
9:15 Clint Lawson — Well, I finally made it 
to class, slightly unprepared, but what else 
is new. I've come to the conclusion thai 
computers hate me on Mondays 
Sometimes I would like to take that TRS-8( 
and drop it from the top of the Aud-Gym. 
9:15 Cyd Stout — Oh wow! One of my 
classmates has just sold me some Camp 
Fire candy. At least now I won't starve. 
9:30 Marcy Patrick — Sometimes this 
copying seems like a never ending job. Al 
least I get to look out the window while I'm 
doing it. That maple tree across the street 
sure does have pretty colors this time of 
year. I wish I had it in my yard. 
9:30 Paul Nash — I am taking a break 

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— yffify 

Clean up time 

Grounds crew workers David Regnier and 
Somsy Sengviaxay remove leaves from the 
Nelson Student Center lawn the morning of 
Nov. 10. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

rom my morning shop class. This is a 
hree hour class, at this time I enjoy 
alking and listening to fellow class mem- 
iers sometimes. You can hear some 
ather interesting stories. 
>:40 Larry Swaim — A guy is standing in 
he doorway looking around. He's either a 
>arole officer or a salesman. 
| : 40 Dr. Nelson — Finished administrative 

0:00 Libby Palmer —Karen Clay, my 
tudent worker arrives to begin her work. I 
lave her start assembling sme of the agen- 
la items. Phone rings and it is a call for 
Conrad jimison, transfer to his office. 
Ubert Bacastow, Board Chairman, 
irrives for meeting on Presidential Sear- 
:h. He'll be meeting with Administrators. 
0:00 Dr. Nelson — Met with Board Chair- 

0:00 Pat Brown — Break time, YEA! 
iomeone brought some kind of apple cake 
or break. It was so good and moist. 



: 10 Larry Schwintz — Lecture about em- 

•ryo transfer in beef cattle and delivering 

alves to Livestock Science and 

Management class. 

0: 10 Tom Ahrensmeyer — I am now wide 

iwake because this is an interesting, 

hallenging and fun class that I have. Mr. 

/liesner is a great teacher inthe truest sen- 

e of the word. Today is yet another lear- 

ling experience. 

0:15 Libby Palmer — Go down to the 

ounge for a break and drink my glass of 

vater and read the Eagle Beacon. Peace 

ind quiet. 

0:15 Ed Hargrove — Went to the lounge 

or a break. Linda brought me a jelly 

>iscuit from Hardees for breakfast, so I 

ite it while I finished reading the sports 

•age. The K.C. Chiefs actually have a shot 

it the playoffs, something they hadn't seen 

ince 1971. 

0:25 Sid Regnier — Reported to Dr. 

Nelson and Mr. Bacastow the selection of 
Walt Mathiasmier as our representative 
(for the presidential search committee). 
10:45 Dr. Nelson — Spent some time with 

11:00 Libby Palmer — The morning has 
been busy and long. Tummy is beginning 
to growl ! Another hour and a half until lun- 
ch, and no jelly beans to munch on. Cut 
finger on paper so go to Administration of- 
fice to get a band-aid in the valet. Sur- 
prise! Sue Morris had brought apple cake 
for break, but I missed out so had some 
then. It was delicious. No lunch for me, too 
many calories in the cake. 

11:10 Rob Burton — Got out of class and 
walked over to the library to watch the 
video of "The Scarlet Letter" which lasted 
for almost an eternity. 
11:10 Marcy Patrick — Looks like 
everybody is going to lunch. It sure does 
get quiet when there's nobody here. 
11:15 Debbie Bridges — I'm being invaded 
by students wanting spring schedules. The 
schedules came late Friday afternoon and 
the word gets around fast. 
11:30 Debbie Bridges — Linda Puntney 
just called me from the Traveler, called 
me cutie, that made my day. Thanks Lin- 

11:30 Nick Ballarini — Tom A. and I went 
to check on my sister. No answer after five 
minutes of pounding, so I went to the side 
and threw a couple of rocks up there. I saw 
her mid-morning face. Living hell. Really 
it wasn't bad cause she had a sick excuse. 
Julie sent Tom and I to the store for cough 
syrup, vitamin C, and milk. I was so con- 
fused with all the decisions at the store. 
Which medicine, which vitamin C, chewy 
or th other kind? The decisions I thought 
would be as hard as was the milk, 1/2 per- 
cent, 2 percent, or whole milk? I figured 
since she had a water faucet she wouldn't 
care for 1/2 percent, so I chose 2 percent. I 
hope you're happy, Julie. 
11:30 Libby Palmer — Lu Nelson drops in, 
Dr. Nelson mentions about jelly beans 
being need to be bought. She has some 
copying to do for Projct Care dance. She 
later brings back a sackful of survival 
food, jelly beans! 

11:45 Ed Hargrove — Leave for lunch wih 
Linda. Decide to go home and eat left over 
chicken and noodles while watching "Days 
of Our Lives". Linda has the same af- 
fliction with "Days" as I have with the 
sports page. 

11:50 Libby Palmer — Dr. Nelson leaves 
for Rotary luncheon so I have time to 
myself without interuptions. 
11 : 55 Dr. Nelson — Went to Rotary. 


12:00 Martha Buchanan - Michelle came 
over, she's trying to get Rick up (Mission 
Impossible.) I fix coffee for my lunch and 
Carol came over after her class. She takes 
a Twinkie and lies down on my bed. I sit at 
the foot of the bed and we talk for a while 
before she leaves for school again. I get 
dressed for work and then relax for a 
while. Michelle is now asleep. She must not 
get to sleep at home, she sure sleeps a lot 

12:00 Phil Campbell — Force down some 
lunch while listening to girls saying how 
they choked at Johnson County and men 
saying they will win at Pratt. (O.K. we will 

12:00 Marcy Patrick - People are star- 
ting to to come back so things are starting 
to liven up again. I'm still typing. It gets 
pretty noisy down here on Mondays 
because it's lab day, so most of the 
machines are running. I have to take a 
note down to Mr. Boss. The welding shop 
sure does have a bad smell sometimes. 
12:10 Toni Weeks - Finish up eating, finish 
my Pepsi, and leave for school. Put in a 
stick of Spearmint gum and dab on a little 
Tempo perfume. 

12 : 10 Nick Ballarini — Tom and I headed 
back to school and prepared ourselves for 
what was ahead of us. We pulled in a 
parking space and headed for the the 
Cowley Cafe. The music from Jaws (the 
movie) ran through my head. We pulled 
the door open and searched for an odor. It 
smelled okay. We asked Tara to lift the lid. 
"Close it , PLEASE! !" We grabbed a few 
pieces of cheesecake and a cup of hot 
cocoa. The cocoa had an aromatic smell 
but then I tasted it. I realized that I should 
wake up and smell the coffee. 

12:20 Larry Schwintz - Intro to Micro 
Comp. Return printouts and remind 
students about the test Wednesday. Bought 
a box of Camp Fire girls candy from Toni 
Weeks (she is selling them for her 
daughter) (price is to high but what the 

12:30 Marcy Patrick - Lunch time finally, 
I'm about to starve. Jan, Kathy, and I are 
going down to Brick's. It's pretty good 
12:30 Dr. Gwen Nelson - Back to office. 

12:30 Pat Brown - Time for lunch. I'm 
not hungry. I think I'll go to Sonic and get a 
hamburger so I won't have to get out of the 
warm car. My favorite place to eat it Taco 
Tico. No, I'll go to Taco Tico instead. 
12:30 Debbie Davis - No time for dinner 
today, so I had my Tootsie Roll pop to 

Mini-Mag/Day in the Life of Cowley 

satisfy me. 

12:45 Ed Hargrove — Pull files for out-of- 
state athletes to try and figure out how they 
will get their plane tickets to get home and 
back at Christmas time payed for. This is 
always one of my least favorite times 
because sometimes players and coaches 
don't realize federal guidelines determine 
how much aid a student can receive. If the 
student/athlete has topay for part of the 
ticket themselves, they sometime feel as if 
they are being cheated. I don't make the 
rules, I just try to follow them. 
1:00 Phil Campbell — Bud calls on beeper 
saying he needs some help measuring rest 
of windows in Galle-Johnson for new ones 
next summer. I would like to see them in- 
stalled in Aud-Gym too as they are energy 
savers plus they look nice too. As we go 
through Linda Puntney's office she remin- 
ds us about doing our diary today. I say 
"What diary?" (Not funny). By the way, 
there sure are a lot of windows in this 
building, but we get them all counted. Bud 
and I can'tcount but we wrote some figures 
down. "Whoops" (don't tell Sid that). 

1:00 Debbie Hobaugh - Watch "One Life 
to Live" and then "General Hospital". I 
feel so sorry for Duke and Anna, they are 
so in love but can't be together. (What a 
tear jerker!) 

1 : 10 Calvin Woods - Ate my grilled cheese 
sandwich in reclining chair in front of 
fireplace and watched TV. Fell asleep 
during "Perry Mason". 

1:15 Pat Brown — I sure am sore today. 
It must be from cutting down that tree 
yesterday. I have a migrane. It is no fun 
looking at the computer screen all day 
with a migrane. 

1:20 Carol Hobaugh — Hurry to Winfield 
for Sociology at 2:00. The Class was settled 
in after the loss to Arkansas City Friday 
night. With important things like football 
out of the way down the business of 

1:30 Ed Hargrove — Meet with student to 
help fill out Pell Grant application. Her 
first application was rejected because of 
mistake and she wanted to be sure this one 
was done right. The questions and direc- 
tions are very self-explanatory, but 
sometimes the directions are bypassed the 
sake of convenience. 

1 :45 Debbie Hobaugh — I feel so sorry for 
Duke and Anna, they are so in love but 
can't be together. (What a tear-jerker). 
1 : 55 Ed Hargrove — Bud Foster of Foster 
Furniture comes in to see me. He needs at 
part-time worker from now through the 
Christmas season. Somebody local 
preferred since they would probably be 
here during holidays. Lisa and I will try to 

find just the right student, a good worker 
who will reflect a good image of Cowley 

2:00 Sid Regnier - Met with Dr. Nelson - 
reviewed Board Agenda items on con- 
struction reports and change order #2 and 
discussed the personnel transactions. 
Received a request on fringe benefit in- 
formation from Dr. Nelson. 
2 : 10 Wanda Sheperd — Coffee break again. 
Warm in lounge and get thawed out. Larry 
Schwintz in rare form, good stories. 
2:30 Ed Hargrove— Drive down to the 
recreation building to look in on the soft- 
ball girls. Good bunch of girls, although 
they are always trying to get out of run- 
ning. They look like potential Region IV 
Champions to me. 

2: 30 Wanda Sheperd — Work Work Work 

2 : 30 Betty Martin — First time I have been 
able to sit down today. Judy leaves and 
things are real quiet. Will read seminar 
material for Friday. So glad Kathy called. 
I'll have company for the trip to ESU. 
2 : 40 Dr. Gwen Nelson - Walked home to get 

3:00 Debbie Hobaugh — The Spirit Squad 
leaves for Pratt. I dread the long drive, but 
the stops make the trip worth it. 
3:00 Phil Campbell — Getting colder out- 
side and mist is getting heavier, weather 
man says down to 15 degrees tonight. 
OUCH. Dig out the long handles. Here it is 
only November 10 and I'm already sick of 
winter, bring me back summer anytime. 
Just took down two more frames that our 
new room designation signs go on because 
someone must need them more than we do. 
That makes seven that have come up 
missing in the Aud-Gym. Such a shame 
because they look so nice. Tell Sid about 
kids stealing them, and he said I might as 
well take the rest of them down in gym and 
save the kids the trouble. Forrest Smith 
comes over and we discuss the setup for 
the college planning conference this Thur- 
sday, time to start thinking about it. Need 
to plan on about 44 schools plus four 

3:00 Nick Ballarini - Band. More exciting 
experiences. Donnie Huffman and I talk 
and make excess noise with percussion in- 
struments trying to annoy everyone. It 

3: 10 Paul Nash - This is the hardest part 
of the day because I have to explain to my 
five-year-old daughter why I have to go 
and why I can't be with her instead. I 
usually do this three to five times a week. 
It is very had for her to understand the 
complicated world we live in and why we 
must do certain things the way we do 
them. I also recieve a loving kiss and hug 

from both my wife and daughter at this 
time. This is a great help to me, it helps me 
get through the next 10-11 hours. 
3:45 Bud Shelton — Just finished reading a 
program on lawn maintenance lan- 
dscaping from design to management. 
3:45 Calvin Woods - A call from the Kit- 
chen ended my restful moments - needed 
eggs at grocery if I wanted to eat dinner - 
so back to town. 

3:50 Libby Palmer -Forest Smith drops in 
to eat jelly beans. Sometimes I wonder if 
he eats lunch. 

4 fi.m. 

4:00 Betty Martin — Doors locked, time to 
go home. Told Jane I will be home tonight. 
150 students in by 4:00 p.m., Am sure Jane 
will be busy tonight, so many 
libraryassignments due. Hope Summit 
Street is open so I can get home, such a 
hassle. Locked the keys in the car at noon, 
good thing I carry an extra set in the car. 
This is my time to unwind. 
4:00 Cyd Stout - We decided that was time 
to start gettin in the Christmas spirit so we 
hung our decorations. 
4:10 Ed Hargrove - Turn off lights, 
machines, lock door and head for home. 
4:10 Wanda Shepherd - Car won't start. To 
get car started, I roll down hill and pop the 
clutch. I drive straight to Zane Gray to get 
a new battery. I throw fit because battery 
is only 18-months old, but get good deal on 
a new battery. The old battery must have 
just been a lemon. 

4:15 Debbie Bridges — Arrive home, the 
kids are both home safe and sound-playing 
with their Intellevision. I decide to bake 
something mainly just to warm up the 
house. It's so cold. Decide to made some 
banana bread. 

4:15 Toni Weeks - Kristen (middle school- 
age) is wanting to know what I am doing. I 
explain that I am keeping a diary for the 

4:15 Bud Shelton - I got home and picked 
up the mail. Had an insurance cancellation 
on my wife's car. I was very frustrated. 
Then I carried wood to burn through the 
night and next day. We have a wood stove 
to supplement the gas furnace. 
4:20 Robert Burton — Left Bamaya to con- 
tinue journey to Pratt for game. On the bus 
read a book and listen to some tapes and 
half of the team sung. 

4:20 Marcy Patrick - Well, Grandma ought 
to be home from Texas this afternoon, I 
think I'll take dinner over so she won't 
have to cook tonight. 

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4:20 Libby Palmer - Home and change for 
aerobics class and start supper and set 
table. Will the day ever end? 
4:25 Mark Buechner - Stopped at my 
girlfriend's house for a little bit. 
4:30: Pam Elliot - I have made my usual 
rounds to al the nursng units and now I 
arrive in the intensive care unit. I'm 
visiting with the staff when I noticed a 
familiar face leaning over the bed of our 
patient caressing his hand. Reluctantly, I 
entered the room and after brief 
acknowledgments, we embraced and left 
the room together. This was a friend I had 
not seen since nurse's training, and now 
our reunion was the result of her father's 
serious illness. 

4:35 Toni Weeks - Take some Exedrin, I 
can feel a cold coming on. I already have a 
sore throat and I don't feel worth a darn. 
4:40 Paula Eston - Picked up my son from 
Basketball Practice. 

4:40 Carol Hobaugh - Quick supper of beef 
stew and weekend leftovers. 
5: 15 Debbie Bridges - Bread is in the oven. 
So, I start a fire in the fireplace and the get 
ready to fix supper. Bill is workinglate so 
we won't eat until 6 : 30. 
5:15 Sid Regnier - Turned on TV to the 
Weather Channel to see if the chances for a 
break in this weather is on the way. Darn, 
looks discouraging through the week. It'll 
put us two weeks behind now on finishing 
the buildings. Weather could really be a 
problem until we get the roof down. 
5:45 Wanda Shepherd - Run to Dillons. 
Hate to go to grocery store because 
everyone in Ark City is there and it takes 
forever to check out. 

5 :30 Cyd Stout - Came home for supper and 
called my grandmother. We ate a warm 
and delicious homemade meal and I 
cleaned my room before I went to grand- 
ma's to do a few things for her. 
5:30 Stacy Cover - I'm putting water on to 
boil for pasta. We're having spagetti with 
homemade sauce for dinner. 
5:30 Nick Ballarini - Eat Captain Crunch 
time. It was pretty good but it tasted burnt. 
5:30 Libby Palmer - BRRRRRR it's cold in 
the Rec. Bldg. Exercise, Exercise, Exer- 
cise! What a workout! 
6:00 Phil Campbell - Ran back to town, 
step to get some gas for the car. Wow 
forgot my gloves and the wind chill is 
terrible. Seems like that gas doesn't come 
out very fast when it gets cold. 
6:00 Dr. Nelson -Spoke to Lion's Club. 
6:00 Debbie Davis - Start supper and cook 
it outside! Who dreamed it would turn win- 
ter. Put supper on table. Adam wakes up 
and wants supper. He gets chicken, 
spinach, and plums. He's not thrilled about 
supper but eats some. 

On the job 

At 3 p.m., November 10, Andy Bustraon 
cleaned windows in the library as part of his 
work study job. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 


Mini-Mag/Day in the Life of Cowley 

6:00 Sid Regnier - Decided to fix a san- 
dwich and get ready to go to 
Toughlove meeting. 

6:00 Nick Ballarini - Peaches, Regina, and 
I talked about having babies. What if guys 

6:00 Bud Shelton - Satdown to supper 
6:15 Wanda Shepard - Home - Phone is 
ringing. Turn off VCR start watching soap 
(Days of Our Lives). Change clothes. 
Wash face. New Makeup. Phone con- 
stantly ringing. 

6:30 Toni Weeks - Talk to Ashley's Blue 
Bird leader about Camp Fire orders on 

6:30 Bud Shelton - Came back to college 
to check on heat 

6 : 35 Sid Regnier - Arrived at church, made 
coffee, turned up furnace, got out 
materials for meeting. Looked over last 
weeks material so that I could conduct a 
sensible meeting. Wondered if anyone 
would show up, it was cold. 

6:40 Libby Palmer - Leave class and its 
cold and misty outside. I hate this kind of 

6:45 Stacey Cover - I'm finally getting 
back to a book I started before Arkalalah. 
I'll read while I watch Mac Giver. 

6:58 Wanda Shepard - Leave for Sterling 
Harper's Decorating Class at the 
collegedate as usual and have to sit on 
front row( which turned out to be good) It 
lasted only 2 hours and was very in- 
teresting. I wish it was every week. 

7:00 Nick Ballarini -Back over at Julie's 
place to see if she is still living. Travis of- 
fers me a chicken pot pie. Those are nasty 
tasting when they aren't cooked. Mary, 
Trav, and I decided to watch a movie. Up 
to Sparks. I sat in the car because I wanted 
to hear "Wham Rap" on the radio. Trav 
and Mary brought back a movie. Don't ask 
those kinds of questions! I wasn't with 
them in the store and I was half way asleep 
when it was on. Back at Trav's house we 
had to put antifreeze in Julie's car cause 
she was still a sick pumpkin. Follow me 
inside Trav's house. This is where we 
made hot chocolate. 

7:10 Toni Weeks- Set VCR to record movie 
on channel 3 so Rick can watch Monday 
Night Football. 

7:30 Libby Palmer - Clear table and start 
daughter's bath water. Straighten up the 
kitchen. A women's work is never done! 
7:40 Calvin Woods - Home at last! Gonna 
watch John Wayne movie tonight. Ate a lit- 
tle popcorn and coke and before you know 
it I was asleep. 



8:00 Toni Weeks - Sit to watch football 
game. I'm not like most I really like foot- 
ball. Miami vs. Cleveland. 
8:00 Debbie Bridges - The kids are both 
quiet. Jason is watching his favorite show 
and Brad is doing homework so now is a 
good time for me to soak in the bath tub. 
8 : 00 Debbie Davis - Lindsey fixes popcorn. 
8 :00 Libby Palmer - Turn on radio to listen 
to Cowley men's basketball game. I hope 
we win tonight. Get daughter in bathtub. 
Read the Traveler newspaper. 
8:00 Debbie Hobaugh - Get to Pratt and 
ready to cheer. The game was really ex- 
citing, the guys did a great job! Hope this 
continues the rest of the year. 
8:00 Stacey Cover - Time to clean the kit- 
chen. Yuck! ! 

8:00 Phil Campbell - Time to eat supper 
since Gloria just hollered. Looks like left 
over sirloin and baked potato, settle for 
that any time. Hey the game is starting so 
turn on the radio to listen to Tigers at 
Pratt. Sounds like game is going our way 
late when Pratt stages a rally and takes a 
one point lead with 15 seconds left but 
Reggie Thompson is fouled with two secon- 
ds left and he sinks both ends of one and 
one to win the game for us, Hurrah ! ! 
8:00 Clint Lawson - I manage to kll enough 
time until 8:00, between a few house 
chores and pounding on the drums to make 
it to the highlight of my day, Monday night 
football. This leads to the end of my day, 
watching the Browns and Dolphins pound 
each other. It's been a typical Monday. 
8:15 Toni Weeks - Father-in-law comes by 
to chat, see if I'm satisfied with panelling 
in kitchen. I let him know that it looks fine. 
Hear Bryan crying in tub, go to check on 
him. Is upset because his sister is messing 
up the BIG bubbles! 

8:30 Toni Weeks - Run to store for a pepsi! 
Need my pepsi , like some people need cof- 

8:30 Debbie Davis - Put Lindsey to bed 

tested Adam-fussy but doesn't want to go 

to bed. 

8:35 Marcy Patrick - It's good to be home 

for the night. I think I'll take a shower and 

get warmed up and take a shower. 

8:45 Toni Weeks - Return from store, open 

up a pepsi and sit down to relax and drink 

it. Rick tells me my football team, Dallas 

Cowboys is not doing so good. 

9:00 Stacey Cover - Cyndra just called. 

She's off work now so we're going to see 

Soul Man. 

9:00 Wanda Sheperd - Home at 9:00, Pop 

popcorn turn on TV finish watching Soap, 

phone is ringing again talk till 10:00. 

9:00 Martha Buchanan - Clean commons 

area again and pick up trash in class 


9:10 Sid Regnier - Adjorned the meeting, 
cleaned up room, returned materials, tur- 
ned down furnace and went home. Pick-up 
finally was warm by the time I turned into 
the driveway. 

9:20 Sid Regnier - Disappointed when I 
didn't see Sharon's car. Hoped she didn't 
have car trouble or an accident, also, 
thought about that maybe her dad's 
situation held her up. Decided that if she 
left the hospital at 8:30 p.m. end of visiting 
hours, took her mother to her uncles, she 
should be home around 10:00 p.m. 
9:30 Debbie Bridges - The kids go to bed 
both tired from a full day at school. By now 
the fireplace really feels good. It's cold 
outside. Bill puts on a couple extra logs to 
last all night. 

9:30 Libby Palmer - It's been a long day 
and I'm exhausted. Turn radio on in 
bedroom to finish listening to the game. 
Ron will put Nikki down tonight. 
Tomorrow is Tuesday and there is still a 
lot to do. But it will still be there. I can hear 
Nikki giving her dad a bad time about 
going to sleep. She likes to get him mad. 
They sound like cats and dogs! HA! I like 
to listen to them. 

9 : 45 Sid Regneir - Turned on Monday night 
football for company and waited for 
Sharon. Tried to call son Doug in Dallas to 
let him know about his grandfather, disap- 
pointed, no answer. 

9:50 Carol Hobaugh - Enough for today, 
will watch news. 

10:00 Cyd Stout - Lights out! What a day. 
10: 15 Toni Weeks - Good night, I'm going to 

10:30 Nick Ballarini - In the shower, boy 
howdy was that shower fun. Between 
dodging cups of cold water and hiding 
from flying shaving cream and wet flying 
towels, that was the most fun all day. My 
suitemates need a good spanking. 
10:30 Bud Shelton - News is over, went to 

10:35 Sid Regnier - Turned out the lights 
and said my prayers of thanksgiving for 
the day. Oh yes, set my alarm to go off at 

10:40 Carol Hobaugh - Missed the news, 
but the nap was great. Hope I can sleep. 
11:00 Debbie Bridges Time for bed and I'll 
get up Tuesday morning and start the 
same routine all over again. But I wouldn't 
change anything for the world. 
1:30 Debbie Hobaugh - Finally get to bed 
and realize that I didn't get my calculus 
done. Oh well, I'll pray that Rod got his 

2:00 Tom Ahrensmeyer - I fall asleep 
knowing that in five hours I will be 
awakened by an alarm clock that enjoys to 
wake people up. 

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Phantom hits deli 

Phantom Diner 
drives in and carries out 

Today I went to dinner in a different 
style than I usually do. I was planning on a 
casual, but pleasing, meal with my date 
and was wondering how to go about 
making that combination. 

After some thought, I decided to go to 
J.C.'sBarbeque and Deli. 


Because it is one of those places you can 
smell long before you get there, and that 
counts a bunch with me. Especially when 
it is barbeque. 

J.C.'s is not very impressive to look at, 
but that didn't matter because I was plan- 
ning on taking my food out. The interior 
was decorated poorly, if at all. 

I was somewhat displeased with the 
decor, but my displeasure was overcome 
with the smell of fresh barbeque. There 
was a large selection of platters to choose 
from. A couple offered frog legs, which is 
unusualfor these parts. 

I chose the beef rib plate with side orders 
of baked beans and cole slaw. My date 
selected the same. We both got large Pep- 
sis to wash it all down. We paid our tab 
which came to $6. 13 per person. 

We took the food to Benson Park on the 
south side of Arkansas City where we had 
a picnic in the main fort. 

The ribs were meaty and tender. They 
were not very juicy, but the flavor made 
up for that. My hunger juices start to flow 

every time I think about them. 

My side dishes were equally flavorsome. 
It was plain to see the beans and coleslaw 
weren't just out of a can and slapped on the 
plate. The beans were mildly sweet, with a 
touch of hot sauce. I enjoyed them im- 
mensely. I really don't like coleslaw 

because I don't like cabbage, except J.C.'s 
coleslaw was exceptional. I liked it very 
much but I can't tell you what it is like, 
you'll have to see for yourself. 

For good service, excellent food and a 
price I can afford, I rate J.C.'s Barbeque 
and Deli a nine. 

Latest hit 

The Phantom Diner makes his entrance at his 
latest target, J.C.'s Barbeque and Deli Shack. 
The Phantom Diner rated J.C.'s an overall 9 for 
great food. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

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Arkalalah memories 

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A Queen 

Leslie Blatchford was 
crowned Queen Alalah LV. 
Blatchford is the third 
member of her family to 
wear the crown. (Photo by 
Pat Pruitt) 

"very year the highlight of all the 
Arkalalah festivities is the coronation of 
Queen Alalah. Every year it is customary 
for the pomp and pagentry to be better 
than the last. 

For the 1986 queen finalists Sheila Ball, 
Janine Wells, Stacey Cover, Elizabeth 
Johnson, and Leslie Blatchford, Arkalalah 
LV was probably one of the most 
memorable ever. 

As it is every year, the finalists and 
their escorts were dressed in their best for- 
mal wear, and as each canidate and escort 
entered the auditorium the excitement 
could be felt everywhere. 

The finalists were introduced on stage 
then seated to enjoy the night's en- 

Perhaps there has never been a year 
when the candidates were so involved in 
the actual Coronation program. Part of the 

featured entertainment was a per- 
formance by the CowleyCos and three of 
the finalsists, Leslie Blatchford, Elizabeth 
Johnson, and Stacey Cover were members 
of the CowleyCos. They had to do some fast 
changing to perform with the group. 

"I wish we had more time to change 
clothes in between preforming and the 
coronation ceremonies," said Cover. "It 
really got hectic." 

With a number of acts waiting to per- 
form and three of the queen finalists trying 
to change into and out of their formals, the 
air backstage was filled with excitement 
and anticipation. 

"I was so nervous and then I couldn't 
find my shoes that I was supposed to wear 
for the CowleyCos for a while. That made 
matters even worse," said Cover, who was 
later named first runner-up. 

"My main nervousness came when I had 

to get up and speak on stage ," sa id Liz 

When it was all said and done, Leslie 
Blatchford was crowned Queen LV. 

"At first, I didn't think I got it because 
they crowned Stacey, but then the an- 
nouncer said that I was queen and I was so 
excited," said Blatchford. 

Blatchford was the third member of her 
family to wear the crown. She was 
preceded by Debbie Blatchford Masterson 
and Diana Blatchford, Leslie's cousins. 

For some, the memories of Arkalalah 
last forever. 

"I thought it (being a queen finalist) was 
really special and I was honored to be a 
part of it." said Janine Wells. "It's 
something I will always remember." said 
Janine Wells. 

by Kristi Adams 

Arkalalah memories 


The girl who wears 
the crown 

Arkalalah brought pomp and parades, 
and also the question on the tips of 
everyone's tongues, "Who is Queen Alalah 

It could be Leslie Blatchford the elemen- 
tary education major, the singer, the 
pianist, or the cook. Blatchford is a 
sophomore majoring in elementary 
education, but she'll be leaving Cowley at 

"I want to teach first or second grades in 
a public or private school," she aid. "I'm 
transferring to Manhatten Christian 
College and after I get my major I'm tran- 
sferring to Kansas State University, "said 

Blatchford is presently teaching a Sun- 
day school class of four, five and six year 


Blatchford plays the piano occasionally 
in church. She enjoys playing religious and 
contemporary music 

Singing is another of Blatchford's in- 
terests. She sings soprano in Cowley's 
CowleyCos and Choir but her interest in 
music started long before college. 

"I've been singing ever since I was little 
and I started taking classes in seventh 
grade," said Blatchford. 

Blatchford credits her mother, Linda 
Mullins, with providing the support she 
need while growing up. 

"My mom is really supportive. She has 
always gone to all my music programs and 
everything else I've been involved with. 
She is always trying to find a way to help 

me out," said Blatchford. 

Cooking is another of Blatchford's many 

"I love to cook, especially Italian food 
like spaghetti and pizza," said Blatchford. 

Blatchford believes her cooking ability 
is inherited and loves family reunions. 

"I love family get togethers because I 
get to cook and experiment with new 
recipes," she explained. 

Because Blatchford works 18-22 hours a 
week and goes to school she doesn't have 
much free time but when she does she likes 
to walk. 

"Walking is relaxing. It's my time when 
I have a chance to think, ' ' said Blatchford. 

by Kristi Adams 

And Her Court 

Queen Alalah LV rides on the Queen's float in 
the Arkalalah parade along with first runner- 
up Stacey Cover and Liz Johnson. 


Student Chess Sets 

Industrial Technology 

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A search through the Industrial 
Technology building to check out a rumor 
that chess sets were being manufactured 
in the machine shop uncovered some talen- 
ted students. The search also revealed 
some impressive facts about the 
vocational programs here. 

Chuck Miller and Jeff Morton, are third 
semester sophomores majoring in 
Machine Tool Technology. Where do the 
Chess sets fit in? In a machine the size of a 
refrigerator. ..a big refrigerator. 

Miller and Morton have been working on 
a project started last semester using a 
computer programable lathe that actually 
is about the size of a refrigerator. A lathe 
is a machine for shaping an article of wood 
or metal by holding and turning it rapidly 
against the edge of a cutting tool. 

The computer progamable lathe stands 
five feet high, with a viewing window and a 

Your move 

Using the CNC lathe to manufacture their 

recessed computer screen that allows the 
machinist to observe the work in progress. 
At one time it was the only machine of* its 
kind in the state. 

The program Miller and Morton have 
created turns one inch diameter rods of 
brass or aluminum into chess pieces with 
varying degrees of intricacy. In 30 seconds 
the computer lathe can turn out a pawn 
that would take an hour and a half to 
manufacture by hand. 

The chess pieces are perfect up to a 
2,000th of an inch, the diameter of a hair 
but according to Morton perfection of 
1.10,000th of an inch is possible. The 
program, which has a "few bugs" to work 
out will eventually turn out an entire chess 
set. For Miller and Morton creating the 
chess set program is part of what they con- 
sider, a top-notch education. 

Miller, who has attended other 
vocational schools, feels that Cowley's 

own chess pieces is good training (or Chuck 
Miller and Jeff Morton. The two third semester 
students hope to get the whole set manufac- 
tured by the end of the semester. (Photo by Pat 

four semester program is one of the best in 
the state. 

"It's a good program," Miller said, "I 
have learned twice as much in one 
semester as other places in a year." 

Morton and Miller both hope to find em- 
ployment at Boeing, General Electric, or 
Texas Instruments after graduation. The 
chances for a good job and immediate 
placement look promising. Morton said 
that he has a brother who graduated from 
the program at Cowley who "was just 
hired at Boeing, but he's ahead of the other 
people who have been there for 20 years. " 

"It does pay to go to school," added Mor- 
ton as he and Miller turned back to the 
problems of offset and tool-nose radius. 

by Julie Reed 


Aluminum and brass chess pieces already 
constructed by Chuck Mill and Jeff Morton 
stand ready for a game. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

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or steal 

Sacrificing for education 

(Continued from page 11) 

actually have the money. But I think that's 
sad and I think that would drive people to 
take it. Especially when you have a family 
and would like to give but just don't have 
the money," said Bennett. 

"I'd say that $6,000 in merchandise is 
shoplifted from Nov. 15 to the end of the 
year," said Dan Crump, manager of the 
local Woolworth's. 

Apprehensions of shoplifters increase 
from before Thanksgiving until after New 
Years, according to Dan Givens, an officer 
at the Arkansas City Police Department. 

"I think that as a whole, shoplifting 
stays pretty even throughout the whole 
year. But we certainly apprehend more 
during the holidays because of the stores 
putting on extra security to help control 
that problem during the Christmas 
season," Givens said. 

"As far as catching shoplifters we 
caught a few but dealing with shoplifters is 
almost a daily problem. You can't give 
people an opportunity or they will steal 
from you," said Crump. 

Givens says penalties get stiffer the 
more times the shoplifters are caught. 

"The first offense is $75. On the second 
offense it's a $113 fine, and on the 3rd of- 
fense it's a $150 fine, and that doesn't 
preclude any jail assigment they might 
get. Normally through municipal court 
they do not get any jail sentence for the fir- 
st offense," said Givens. "The judge will 
put them on probation for a period of say 
six months and if they are caught again in 
the six months, he will sentence them to 
say 15 days in the county jail and put them 
on probation for six more months. Now if 
they're caught again within that six mon- 
ths they will pay the $113 and do the 15 days 
in the county jail." 

complain and I thought they were trying to 
gain an unfair advantage, but I know that 
most who come in are sincere in their 

Johnson is one of those who's doing what 
she can to make the quality of life better of 
herself and her son. 

"Right now, I'm working part time at 
Braums and I want to find another part 
time job to just get off welfare," she said. 
"The reason I don't get off of welfare right 
now is because of my son. I worry that I 
wouldn't have the resources to take care of 

Johnson is convinced that getting an 
education is her ticket to a better life. 

"I think if the person has the deter- 
mination to make it, they're going to do it 
wether they're on welfare or not. Welfare 

(Continued from page 15) 

just kind of tells you, you can't do it. It 
seems like they do things to discourage 
you instead of encouraging you. I'm a 
sophomore now and I'm going to complete 
a four-year degree even if it means more 

Although she needs the financial support 
from Welfare right now, Johnson sees it as 
a bad influence on many who are using it. 

"I've met people who can be very 
productive, but something comes up. 
Something bad like they get sick or have a 
nervous breakdown and have to go on 
welfare. Then, they can't get off because 
they become dependant on it. Welfare just 
doesn't encourage people to go out there 
and try." 

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Arts -n- Crafts 

The faculty and staff art show has 
brought several Cowley artists, most of 
them amature, but some a touch closer to 
professional, out of the woodwork. 

Doug Hunter, art instructor at Cowley 
and sponsor of the show, explains that an 
increasing number of colleges are holding 
art shows, and that they aren't restricted 
to entries by students. Many solicit 
displays from faculty as well. 

"I'm starting to see a lot of colleges, 
small or large, that are having once a year 
faculty and staff art shows," says Hunter. 

This is the first year Cowley has 
featured the talents of the faculty and 

"I thought about it a little bit last year, 
and this year I decided to go ahead and 
have it because we do have a lot of staff 
and some instructors who do a lot of art 
work," Hunter says. 

Hunter is the main force behind the the 

exhibit, and he hopes it will become a 
Cowley tradition. 

"Basically what I'm trying to do is get it 
motivated and get it done," he said. 

A memo was sent to all faculty and staff 
members, and seven decided to enter their 

Sharon Hill, a member of the Depart- 
ment of Humanities, believes the art show 
is a positive event for the College. 

"I think it is a good idea because some 
people do a lot of art work, and it's nice to 
then be able to display it in some way," 
Hill says. 

Hill's entry into the show is "Brass Rub- 
bing." Brass rubbing is found only in 
England. It involves putting paper over a 
raised tomb stone and rubbing it with a 
special chalk to get the look of the raised 
impression on the paper. 

Sue Darby is another entrant in the art 
show. Darby's entree in the exhibit is coun- 

ted cross stitch and crewl embroidery. 
Darby started working with embroidery 16 
years ago after she moved from San Fran- 
cisco to Coats, Kansas, a small town of 150 

Darby also agrees with Hill that the 
faculty art show is a good idea. 

"I think students tend to think that in- 
structors don't do other things besides 
teach. They are really surprised to find us 
at a show or something," Darby says. 

The art show has wood carving, 
photographs, charcoal and pastel portraits 
and paintings among its exhibits. 

Although the show is open to any kind of 
art work, a very strange entry has caused 
a bit of stir. It is the "You-Got-To-Be- 
Kidding" art work. 

Forest Smith, counselor, is the party 
responsible for this unique piece of art. 

"It was a joke I meant when I wrote on 
the entry form, 'you got to be kidding to 

Art Show 


put this in my box.' I can't even doodle 
neatly! "Smith said. 

The art show which is still on display in 
the main hall of Galle-Johnson Hal went up 
in early December and will remain their 
until final week. 


...we do have other interest 
than what we teach at 



"I decided it might be better to have it 
the first week or two of December so 
people will know about it and because it's 
just before we go on Christmas break," 
said Hunter. 

The art exhibit went a long way towards 
wiping out the rumor that after classes are 
through, teachers simply hybernate in 
their file cabinets until the next day. 

"I want the students and other faculty to 
see that we do have other interests than 
what we teach at school," Hunter said. 
"I'd like to have it each year as an annual 

by Kristi Adams 

Space Odyssey 

Art instructor Doug Hunter works on his latest 
creation, a space man. Hunter is the inspiration 
behind the Faculty /Staff Art Show currently on 
display in the main hallway of Galle-Johnson 
Hall. (Photo by Wayne Gotfstine) 








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Statistics show that when 
it comes to the differences between men and women police officers, 

It's A Draw 

Security work, probation officers, beat 
cops, crime and corruption, and detectives 
usually bring to mind the image of a man 
such as Magnum P.I. or Miami Vice's Don 

But what about the Cagney and Lacey 

Women in the police science field are no 
longer considered tomboys or feminists. 
Cowley has proof of this in their own police 
science program. There are seven women 
in the department. Wives, mothers, and 
even cheerleaders are enrolled to fight 

Cowley offers many courses in its police 
science department. There is Introduction 
to Criminal Justice, Criminal In- 
vestigation I and II, Criminalistics I and 
II, Traffic Management, First Aid, 
Criminal Law, Supervised Police Work I 
and II, Agency Administration, Delinquen- 
cy Prevention, and Criminal Procedures. 

Julie Turner, Cowley sophomore, is one 
of the female police science majors. 

"I want to be a probation officer," Tur- 
ner said. "Cowley offers a good program 
and also I can get my basics out of the 

Jackie Lane, another female in the 
previously male field, said that taking 
police science courses will add another 
demension to her major area. 

"I'm interested in knowing how a 
criminal thinks, that's why my major is 
criminal psychology. I'm in police science 
for the training and skill as well," Lane, 

Unlike Turner and Lane who are both 
Cowley Spirit Squad members, Angie Car- 
ter is a single parent. Carter not only has 
to deal with a job and police science cour- 
ses, but with her son who has cerebral 

Women in Police Science 


Ready Aim Fire 

Taking careful aim, four of Cowley's female 
police science students, Michelle Lantis, Angie 
Carter, Sherry Pourner, and Diana Cully 
demonstrate the use of handguns. (Photo by 
Jeff Dziedzic) 

On duty 

Directing traffic and working crowd control 
was part of the responsibility of police science 
students like Angie Carter. (Photo by Jeff 


Carter hopes to complete 
the courses she needs to go on 
to become either a police of- 
ficer in a larger city or to join 
the Kansas Bureau of Investiga 
tion located in Kansas City. 

"I think I'd have to go to a bigge 
town to work. I was raised in Ark 
City, and when I'd wear the 
badge I'd be a cop and when it 
was off I'd be just a friend... sort 
of a wierd situation to be in," said 

Elvin Hatfield, police science 
instructor said that "according to 
statistics from the New York City 
Police Department, women do 
just as well and sometimes better 
than men in the verbal area, but 
in the physical area, men are still 

With the statistics showing a 
basic equalness between the 
sexes, the Cowley program has 
made the duties of its Supervised 
Police Work the same for both the 
men and women enrolled in the 

According to Turner, dorm 
security consists of "reminding 
people of the quiet hours, the 

According to Turner, dorm security con- 
sists of "reminding people of the quiet 
hours, the phone policy, and more or less 
just keeping college life down to a low rum- 

Both Tuner and Lane plan to continue 
their education in police science. Turner 
hopes to either attend Southwestern in 
Winfield or Kansas State University to get 
her degree. Lane is considering going fur- 
ther away. 

"For me," says Lane, "it is a toss-up 
between a university in South Carolina, 
and Fort Hays. I do know for sure though, 
that I will continue on after I get my 
associate degree from Cowley." 

Debbie Tompkins also has set goals for 
herself after completing her police science 
background at Cowley. 

"Part of the requirements for the 
curriculum are to have eight hours a week 
in a duty station. I'm putting in my hours 
fat the Winfield Pre-Release Center as a 
counselor. I like working with juveniles, 
and hope to continue on at the Center after 
I am through with my classes," Tompkins 

Like Carter, Diana Cully wants to move 
to a larger area to work. 

"I'd rather go to a large city because 
there would be more things going on," 
Cully said. 

Sherry Pourner hopes to be a "regular 
police officer for a while and maybe check 
out other fields in police science later on." 

When the night patrol car goes by, do not 
necessarily take it for granted that there 
will be a man behind the wheel. The 
Cowley women have shown that they too 
can handle the job just as well as -the 
Cowley men enrolled in police courses. 

Cagney and Lacey watch out, for the 
Cowley Seven are on their way. 

by Laura Moore 


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Because nearly half of Cowley's student 
body is made up of non-traditional studen- 
ts, students who are older and often have 
families of their own, some traditional 
students are faced with attending the same 
school as one or more of their parents. 

Family members like Chet Logue and 
his son Kyle, and Calvin Woods and his 
daughter Denise, are finding it no surprise 
to see each other on campus. 

Chet Logue first came to Cowley with his 
mother several years ago and took a 
speech class with her. 

"She brought me in to the admissions of- 
fice and filled out all my paper work for 
me," Logue said. "She wanted to be sure I 
got off to a good start." 

Logue comes from a family of late 
bloomers. His mother got her GED at 
Cowley, then got her Associate Degree 
from here and then went on to graduate 
second in her class from Southwestern. 
She was 45 when she started Cowley. 

Now he's in the roll of the parent. 

"They (the members of his family at- 
tending Cowley) are getting younger," he 
said. He attends Cowley with his son Kyle 
who is 17. He is studying to become a law 
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A few. The elder Logue said that 
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school a little more seriously and study 
more which gets him (Kyle) down. 

"It realJy made Kyle feel good when Dr. 
Nelson said, 'Are you going to make the old 
man work?'," Chet smiles. 

Logue has another son, David, who will 
also be attending Cowley next semester. 
David is 25, and is just out of the army and 
ready to dive right into college. 

The Logue family is a very big supporter 
of Cowley. "We have tigers all over our 

Family affair 

Cowley students Calvin Woods and his 
daughter Denise find time in their busy day to 
share a little father-daughter love and a hug. 
(Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

house," says Logue. "I'm so tickled to be 
here, I think Cowley is the greatest in- 
stitution in the state." 

Another family of Cowley students is the 
Woods family. Calvin Woods and his 
daughter Denise are both full-time studen- 
ts. Calvin is majoring in carpentry and 
Denise in business. The two are on the 
same campus but don't see much of each 

"We have to figure out when and where 
we'll meet," Calvin said. 

Denise lives in the dorm and Calvin 
comes in each day from Oxford. One ad- 
vantage to them going to the same school 
is if Denise forgets something at home, all 
she has to do is call her dad and have him 
bring it with him when he comes to class. 

Both of the Woods' agree that going to 
school together has made them closer. 
Denise feels it's helped to lessen the 
generation gap between them. She 
sometimes helps her dad with his school 

work and that brings them together with a 
common interest. 

Calvin started attending Cowley last 
spring through the Farmer's Aid Unem- 
ployment grant programs. 

"The kids didn't even know I was going 
to school until a day after I started," he 

He had one semester of college before at- 
tending Cowley , which allowed him to get 
his English and math out of the way. 

"But that was thirty years ago," he 

Denise thinks he's lucky in that respect. 

"That's one reason why we don't have 
classes together besides our different 
majors," Denise says. 

The family that learns together stays 
together. Families attending college 
together help to promote the family feeling 
that is an important element at Cowley. 

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Guarding a dream 

Player is determined to 

make it big 

Many young basketball player's have 
big dreams, but probably not as big as 
those of Derek Young considering his 

Young is from Chicago. He lived with his 
mother, six brothers, and four sisters, not 
your typical 2.6 children family. 

The Young family relied on their num- 
ber and closeness through many rough 
times. The west side of Chicago was the 
playground for Young as a youth. This 
may sound like filler information, unless 
you knew that the west side of Chicago is 
known as the toughest and most criminally 
infested area of the city. 

It has been hard for the Young family to 
live through some of the violence. Day in 
and day out, the whirling pitch of sirens 
filled the thick city air. 

"It's not easy to go out at night and walk 
to a store, friend's house, or even to school 
without someone bothering you," said 

"You can't help but see with the naked 
eye all of the killing and fighting," said 

With all of the surrounding violence, 
Young still managed to attend school. 
Young was a student at Crane High School, 
where he played basketball. He was the 

team's star player avaraging 30 points, 12 
rebounds, and ten assists per game. 

Young's position was offensive guard 
and small forward. Young was selected to 
play on the the McDonald's All-American 
team, and was named Most Valuable 
Player in the public league All-Star game. 
Throughout his senior year, Young led the 
city league conference in scoring. 

Basketball is not just a game in Chicago, 
but a way of life for some people. 

"I began playing basketball so that it 
would keep me out of trouble," said 

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on a college level, and playing at Cowley is 
helping him to fulfill this goal. Young 
thinks that that the team has a "good chan- 
ce of having a good season." 

Because Young was a well known 
basketball player, Coach Murphee got in 
contact with Young's high school coach so 
he could bring his basketball skills to 

Young said he enjoys Cowley because "I 
like these kind of people. They're so kind 
and nice to you that it makes you feel 

"At times it gets very boring, but that 
gives me more time to study," said Young. 

Young has declared his major in car- 
pentry but basically has pinned most of his 
hopes on basketball. 

"If it was not for basketball I don't know 
what I would be doing now, because I 
might not have have gone on to college," 
said Young. 

"I hope," said Young, " that someday 
basketball will take me to the top and if I 
don't make it to the top, I hope to become a 

Passing off 

Derek Young passes the ball to a Tiger team- 
mate during the Butler County game in the 
Tiger Classic. 

Young's future plans after Cowley are 
not yet definite except that he does have a 
determination to finish school. 

Young's favorite basketball player is 
Michael Jordan, a pro-player for the 
Chicago Bulls. He has friends that play 


All I think, talk and dream 
about is basketball. 

Derek Young 


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league college teams and stand good chan- 
ces of turning professional. Young hopes to 
be playing pro-ball against or with his 
friends someday. 

For Young basketball is not only a way 
of life, but a chance for a better life. If the 
future does not bring him fame and 
wealth, at least it has brought him to 
Cowley and given him the opportunity to 
enhance his education. 

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That's one thing Cowley County Com- 
munity College and Tricia Fitzgerald, Ard- 
more, Okla. sophomore, have in common. 

The first is known 
for its quality 
program, and the lat- 
ter lives for the 

"I've always loved 
playing basketball," 
Fitzgerald said. "It's 
fun and I really enjoy 
playing the game." 

A probable 

physical education 
major, Fitzgerald 
plays guard and 
point guard for the 
Lady Tigers basket- 
ball team. She's glad 
she's here, but ad- 
mits that coming to 
Cowley was a spur- 
of-the-moment decis- 

"It was a last-minute decision. I hadn't 
planned on playing basketball after high 
school but I decided to call Linda Har- 
grove two weeks before school started," 
Fitzgerald said. "She told me to come on 
up and try out for the team. I did, and 
made it and she gave me a grant." 

Coming to Cowley may have been an im- 
pulsive decision but thinking about basket- 
ball is something Fitzgerald has done for 

"I've played basketball for as long as I 
can remember," she said. "I really taught 
myself. I would play all the time at the 
park near our house and I played a lot of 
street ball against people who were older 
and better than I was. I think this taught 
me more." 

Apparently, it taught her enough to 
make her a high school standout. At Ard- 
more, Okla., Fitzgerald was named most 
valuable player her senior year. 
Now, she enjoys playing for the Tigers. 
"It's fun. I like the team and the 
coaches," she said. "We have a good time 
playing together and we have a good 

record of winning which always makes it 
'funner.' " 

Having fun on the team makes it easy for 
Fitzgerald to have a positive outlook for 

the 1986-87 season. 
"I think the team 
looks real good. 
Everyone gets along 
well and there are no 
personal conflicts," 
she said. "Everyone 
has their own per- 
sonal talent to con- 
tribute to the team. 
We should go far." 

As a returning 
sophomore, Fit- 
zgerald says she 
feels more confident 
this year. 

"Last year it was 
pretty shakey at fir- 
st," she said. "I was 
nervous coming in 
from playing half- 
court basketball in 
school to full court college ball. But we had 
a good season and played well most of the 

Fitzgerald's personal goals reflect her 
confidence in the team. She'd like to see 
the team win the Conference and go all the 
way to the national tournament. Not sur- 
prisingly, she'd also like to improve her 
game and play her best. 

For Fitzgerald, getting to know new 
people was a favorite aspect of playing for 
the Tigers last year. 

"I liked meeting new people and lear- 
ning how to play with them and then being 
able to come back to playing another 
season with the same girls," she said. "I 
also enjoyed the bus trips and all the 
gossip on the long rides. Of course the an- 
ticipated stop at McDonald's after the 
game was something to look forward to, 

There's more to Tricia Fitzgerald than 
basketball. She likes to watch television, 
eat, draw, sleep, babysit and listen to the 
radio. She also has some favorite activities 
that make for "fun in Ark City." 

Alumni action 

"I sleep, eat and go to Wichita on the 
weekends," she joked. 

Although basketball is at the top of her 
list of favorites, Fitzgerald enjoys 
racquetall, softball, tennis and swimming. 

"I especially enjoy racquetball and I 
played a lot of that this summer," she said. 

She likes basketball best because getting 
down to the "nitty-gritty" and coming 
through in the clutch gets her adrenaline 
pumping. She says she prefers offense to 
defense and her role model is Cheryl 
Miller, a standout on the USA Olympic 
team in 1984. She says her favorite basket- 
ball team is. the Philadelphia 76ers 

Fitzgerald says basketball is definitely 
in her future. 

"I really want to have the team make it 
to the National Tournament in Mississippi 
and I want to have a good season so I can 
be recruited to play ball at a four-year 
college with a good basketball program," 

Head women's basketball coach Linda 

'awn Anderson goes up for two in the alumni 
jame. To kick off the season, the Lady Tigers 
raditionally play an alumni game against for- 
ner Lady Tigers. (Photo by Brian Smith) 

Hargrove says Fitzgerald has a good chan- 
ce of being heavily recruited. 

"Trice will have a number of op- 
portunities to play at four year schools af- 
ter she finishes here," Hargrove said. 
'She used last year as a year of ad- 
justment from Oklahoma basketball. She 
should have a great year this year and I 
look for her to be recruited by a number of 

Fitzgerald is convinced that making the 
transition from Okalahoma style ball at 
Cowley was a good move. She says there's 
more than just basketball that she likes at 

"I'm glad that I decided to come to 
Cowley. It's been a good experience and 
I've learned a lot," she said. "I like Cowley 
because everyone is nice and polite and I 
enjoy playing basketball here." 

Fitzgerald is one of 10 women on the 
Lady Tiger squad. Other returners include 
Ramona Ricketts, Pam Fritz, Fawn An- 
derson, Janine Wells, Kim Marx, and 
Angie Dulohery. Three freshmen, Ar- 

Women's Basketball 



Fritz, Fawn Anderson, Janine Wells, Peaches Melissa 

Harris, Angle Dulohery, Latricia Fitzgerald. Davis. 
BOTTOM ROW: Coach Linda Hargrove, Ar- 

Cobb, Kim Marx, Ramona Ricketts, 
Schwaubauer, and Coach Debbie 

neetrice Cobb, Roe-Tondyia (Peaches) 
Harris and Melissa Schwaubauer, fill out 
what Hargrove says is a "very promising" 

"I think we look real good. We are a 
close team and get along well," Hargrove 
said. "We don't have as much depth as last 
year but we have overall better quickness, 
so we'll be a better team. We're returning 
seven players from last year's Jayhawk 
East Conference Championship team who 


I'm glad 1 decided to 
to Cowley. It's been a 
experience and I've 


-Latricia Fitzgerald 


have a lot of valuable experience and I 
really enjoy coaching this team." 

Hargrove has a number of goals for the 
season. In addition to taking the Con- 
ference and Region VI championships, 
she'd like to see each player improve and 
reach their individual goals. 

"I'd like to see every member of the 
team improve and become productive 
members of CCCC's student body and the 
community," she said. 

Although expectations for the Lady 
Tigers is high, both the coaches and the 
team recognize the tough competition they 
will face. 

"In our conference the most difficult 
competition we'll face will be Coffeyville, 
Independence and Johnson County," she 
said, "but the two toughest teams on our 
schedule are Crowder and Barton." 

Both Hargrove and assistant coach Deb- 
bie Davis think the squad has a good shot 
at taking the Region VI title. 

"It's hard to tell what our chances are, 
but if we keep improving and have no in- 
juries, we'll have a good chance of taking 
the title," said Hargrove. 

Davis agrees. 

"I believe that we have a lot of potential 
talent on our team this year. If everything 
goes our way we'll have a great season." 

by Janine Wells 


Going for it 

Tiger volleyballer Tammy Wyant gives 
her all spiking the ball for the Tigers. 
Wyant received more votes as an Ail- 
American candidate than any other 
team member in Region VI. 

Tammy Wyant - an 
All American hopeful 

In the 12 years Cowley has had a 
volleyball team, the Tigers have boasted 
only one All-American player. By the time 
you read this, that number may have 

Tammy Wyant, a sDphomore from God- 
dard, garnered more votes as an All- 
American candidate than any other team 
in Region VI, but Wyant is unostentatious 
on the subject of her talent. 

"I didn't consider myself one of the top 
players on the team, I thought there were 
people a lot better than me," she says. 

She is equally so on the possibility of 
being named All-American. 

"I'm excited about it," she says, "But 
I'm sad the year is over." 

The selections of All-American 
canidates is made by the coaches in the 
league. They vote on six all-region first 
team players, and then the three top vote 
getters are selected as candidates for the 
All-American team. 


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Vyant is happy with how the volleyball 
ison transpired as a whole, but feels that 
i Tigers could have put on a better per- 
nance at the regional playoffs. 
'I thought this year we had a really 
ong team. We had a good season, but we 
ln't play well at regionals," Wyant says. 
Je were scared. We had a lot of fresh- 
in on the team, and they were kind of 
ired, and we had a lot of sophomores 
.0 didn't play as much last year." 
rhe Tigers were particularly disap- 
; nted because they had beaten every 
im at the playoffs save one earlier in the 
ison, Wyant says. And because it 
irked the end of Linda Hargrove's 12- 
ar run as coach for the team. 
'We beat them all before except for Bar- 
i, and I think that if had been playing our 
>t ball we could have beat Barton," she 
fs. "The sad thing about it was that we 
nted to be a national team because it 
s Linda's last year as coach, and I know 
neant a lot to her. And it meant a lot to 

n order to further her volleyball career, 
/ant is thinking of leaving Cowley and 
ending a four-year university next 

'Well, I'm just looking. I keep getting 
iff in the mail from different colleges," 
e says. "I'm looking at the University of 
lorado and the University of Arizona as 
/ top two. University of Colorado's 
olleyball program) is in their second 
ar, so I think that would be a good school 
go to, to help build a program there. The 
ng about volleyball at a four-year school 
that it's year round there." 
Wyant says that it is important for her to 
gin working in a four-year program as 
an as possible since her second season of 
lleyball at Cowley is over. 
'Linda (Hargrove) wants me to get into 
3 program as soon as possible, because 
sre's still a lot I can learn," she says, 
nd I wouldn't be coming in as a junior 
hind everyone else." 
In the meantime, Wyant is keeping her 
nd in the sport by officiating intramural 
lleyball matches. She says that it gives 
r a little insight into the officials she has 
d as a player in the past. 
"Right now I'm officiating for in- 
amural volleyball," she says. "It's a lot 
fun, but I'd rather be playing. I can see 
w those officials make dumb calls. It's 

Although it becomes evident that 
illeyball may well be Wyant's passion, 
ie originally came to Cowley to play 
isketball, and only switched at the in- 
stence of Hargrove. 
"I signed here at Cowley on a basketball 

Tigers post 32-12 record 
in up and down season 

The Tiger's volleyball season came to an 
end short of a trip to Miami for the national 
tournament, but that was the lone dark 
spot on an other wise stellar season. 

The team finished the season 32-12 
overall, 26-6 against other junior colleges 
and a perfect 14-0 record in the Jayhawk 
Conference. The Tigers won the league for 
the first time since 1981 . 

Linda Hargrove, co-coach of the Tigers, 
said that after a shakey start, the better 
part of the season went extremely well for 
the Tigers, right up to the regional playof- 

"I thought we had a real up and down 
year. We started off not playing real well, 
but we got really good in mid-season, and 
we played well clear up to the Region VI 
tournament.We had everyone working 
really well together, the girls all worked as 
a team," Hargrove said. "If they had 
played as well during the tournament as 
they did during the season, we probably 
would have been in the finals. I don't know 
that we would have won, but we would 
have been there. ' ' 

Co-coach Debbie Davis agreed that 
while the season was uneven, it had it's 
high points. 

"It was up and down. We played real 
well at times, then we didn't play well at 
times. I think we were playing our best 
ball about a week before regionals," she 
said. "Then we didn't play our best ball at 

Hargrove said that the 1986 volleyball 
squad's ability compared favorably with 
past teams. 

"Overall I think the ability level of this 
team is higher," she said. 

Still, this year's Tigers lacked 
something that teams in past years didn't, 
Hargrove said-desire. 

"This team ai times really lacked the 
killer instinct, the drive you need to win at 
big tournaments. I felt that last year's 
team played better in the regionals, even 
though this year's team is more talented," 
Hargrove said. "Some teams just seem to 
play better when the pressure is on, but 
this team just kind of folded. They just 
weren't real tough at the end when they 
needed to be." 

Three of the Tigers were chosen all- 
region players by the coaches in the 
league. Kim Marx, Tammy Wyant, and 
Peaches Harris were named to the All- 
Region VI team. Wyant will be in the run- 
ning for volleyball All-American honors 
because she was the top Region VI vote- 
getter in the coaches' polling. 

"We had a lot of really good players," 
Hargrove said, "but those three were the 
ones the other coaches in the state thought 
were our best." 

And there was at least one Tiger lha; the 
other coaches forgot, Hargrove said. 

"Beth Nilles was the steadiest player on 
the team all year, she was really a 
stabalizer on our team," Hargrove said. 
"She's a really hard worker on both of- 
fense and defense, and she's the kind of kid 
who everybody likes and everybody 

This was the first year, and possibly the 
last, that the volleyball squad will in- 
corporate two coaches in a co-coach 

Next season Davis will handle the 
volleyball team alone while Hargrove- who 
has been the volleyball coach for 12 years- 
will confine her efforts to women's basket- 

fay Steve Dye 

scholarship. And they talked me into 
playing volleyball last year. I wasn't even 
going to play," she explains. "Linda and 
my roommate last year talked me into 
going out. In high school I didn't really 
push myself in volleyball, my main sport 
was basketball. But I found out that I do 
like playing volleyball." 

Wyant says the tough choice between the 
two was eased somewhat by her obvious 
ability on the volleyball court. 

"Basketball was fun too, but last year I 

had to decide which sport I was going to 
play. When I made region first team last 
year as a freshman, that kind of helped me 
decide," she says. 

But does she miss basketball at all? 

"No, not really. Isn't that .sad," she 
laughs. "I like volleyball just that much 

by Steve Dye 


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As the man behind the College, 
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A Kansas Travel Guide shows 
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From inside the Tiger suit, 
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Pat Pruitt is a Cowley sophomore and PULSE photographer. He has lived in Ark 
City for several years with his family but attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, 

A mathematics and journalism major, he works on campus as a math tutor and 
holds a second part-time job at Braum's. 

After Cowley, he would like to continue his education at a school out of state. 

Pat enjoys watching old television shows like "Leave it to Beaver," and "The 
Alfred Hitchcock Hour." He also likes watching old movies and listening to early rock 
music. Two of his favorites are B.B. King and J.J. Cole. Pat also likes to solve math 
problems, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Society for Collegiate Journalists, 
and is photo editor for the Cycle newspaper staff. 

Julie Reed is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in journalism and public 
relations. Julie is a member of the Pulse staff, Project Care, Phi Theta Kapp and the 
Alcohol Drug Abuse Awareness Council. 

She enjoys reading and cites The Agony and the Ecstasy as one of her favorite 
books. In addition to reading, Julie enjoys traveling and eating. The choice for her 
favorite type of food is a toss-up between between Mexican, Italian and Indonesian. 
Julie likes laughing and being around people who make her laugh. 

One of her favorite activities is going through antique shops and old furniture 
stores. She says she has been told that her "taste in home furnishings are quite 

Julie plans to graduate from Cowley and attend Kansas State University. 

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The March issue of the 
Cowley County Community 
College and Area Vocational- 
Technical School PULSE was 
printed by Josten's Publications 
in Topeka, Kans. 

Paper stock is a number one 
grade, 80-pound gloss, with an 
eight and a half inches by 1 1 in- 
ches format. 

The cover photo was taken 
by Pat Pruitt, staff 
photographer and was printed 
on Carolina stock. 

Using a magazine format, 
Volume Three, Number Three 
of the 1986-87 PULSE includes 
42 pages plus an eight-page 
Travel Kansas Mini Mag. One 
thousand copies were printed 
and distributed in March, 1987. 

The PULSE is a quarterly 
student magazine at Cowley 
County Community College, 
125 S. Second, Arkansas City, 
Kans. 67005. It is produced as a 
laboratory project by the 
School Publications class. 

The PULSE is a member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press, 
Columbia Scholastic Press 
Association, Kansas 

Association of Journalism Ad- 
visers and Society of Collegiate 
Journalists. The PULSE was 
named the number two general 
interest college magazine in 
the nation in 1986 and received 
a Medalist award from the 
Columbia Scholastic Press 

In This Issue 

Campus Faces 

Man Behind the College 2 

Memories Last Forever. 8 

Sell, Sell, Sell! ...\o 

A Cowley Mission 12 

Cowley Globe-Trotter 14 

what s Happening 

Headstart Program 16 

Craig Holcomb 19 

2 Plus 2 Program 20 

Academic Challenge . . . 21 

Getting Around 26 

Behind the Wheel 27 

Homecoming 28 

The Light Side 

Room for a Roomie 18 

Behind the Grill 22 

Cowtown Dinner Theatre 30 

Album Review 32 

Class Talk 

The French Connection 
Algebra: Does it Add Up? 

March 1987 
Vol Three Number Three 

Kansas Travel 


Kansas Travel Guide 


Steve Dye 


Tj|aura Moore 

Wayne Gotts tine 

Being the Tiger 

On the Bench 

Women's Basketball . . 

Angie Dulohery 

Men's Basketball .... 
Tyrone Baldwin:BMOC 

Chad Miner 

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Brian Smith 


Kristi Adams 
Tom Ahrensmeyer 

Devon BonfyT 
Stephanie Brunner 
John Dalton 
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Man Behind the College 

Gwen Nelson leans back his chair and 
gazes out the window, idly tapping his pipe 
in an ahtray, and almost visibly steps back 
into memory. 

"I came down here," he says as he 
remembers his first encounter with the 
College he has come to run, "had a look 
around, and went back to Little Rock and 
told them 'thank you, but no thanks.' 

"I told them that I did not want to be 
president of their College." 

Obviously, Gwen Nelson changed his 


"At first I just went off and said I wasn't 
going to take the job," Nelson says, 
refilling his pipe. "And Ed Gilliand, who 
was then the chairman of the Board of 
Trustees, apparently had a special board 
meeting after I had called. So he asked if I 
had signed a contract with Tulsa yet. I told 
him that I hadn't, but I knew I had a job 
there. So he said that before I made any 
decision, I should come to Ark City, bring 
my golf clubs, and take a three-day 

"So I came up, and they treated me like 
a king. They really rolled out the red car- 
pet," Nelson says, turning to light a mat- 
ch, then his pipe. 

College President Gwen "Doc" Nelson takes 
time from his busy day to flash a smile for the 
PULSE photographer. (Photo by Julie March) 

And the Arkansas City Junior College, 
had a new president. But Nelson still had a 
qualification. He didn't want to head the 
scnool, "at least not the way it was." 

"And that made some people mad. But I 
just told them that if they were willing to 
work to make the College what is should 
be, then I would be happy to stay," Nelson 

"It was all spread out. When I first came 
here, the College didn't own any property. 
We operated in 11 rented facilities. We ren- 
ted this building, we rented the Aud-Gym, 
we rented space over above the police 
station in City Hall, we rented what is now 
the service building for KG&E out on Nor- 
th Summit, and we rented space in Win- 
field," he says. 

And for the college Nelson had in mind, 
that wouldn't do. 

"Tell you what we did," he says, turning 
back toward the window. "The first year I 
was here, they had identified the property 
out north of town where the present high 
school is located as the potential site for 
the College. We submitted a bond issue to 
build the campus out there. And it failed." 

Several bond issues failed, Nelson says, 
exhaling a puff of smoke. And they failed 
for a variety of reasons. But he was deter- 
mined to push the initiative through. 

"We submitted another bond issue to 
build the campus at Strother Field, half- 
way between Arkansas City and Winfield. 
And that one failed. We submitted another 
bond issue for a scaled down campus out 
where the high school is. And it failed, in 
fact we submitted it twice, and it failed. 


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CCCC annual enrollments 

Gwendel Adair Nelson is born Aug. 

26, 1925, near Wewoka, Okla., the first 

son of Walter Allison (Tot) and Maria 

Pietra Ballarini Nelson. He is born in a house 

built on the bed of truck, one of the vehicles in a Wild West 

show run by his father. Nelson is soon on the road. 

™^"1 Wewokal 
use ~^^^^^r 

ACJC picks black and orange colors, 
and a Tiqer as school mascot. 

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Ark City Junior College 
begins adding vocational 
courses such as 
engineering drawing, home 
economics and accounting. 

In 1931, Nelson starts kindergarten. 
He finishes grade school at the top 
of his class. 

I ' 1930 

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First class of 24 students graduates in 1924 

Sept. 11, 1922, 58 students enroll for the first classes of the Arkansas City 
Junior College. Classes are held on the top floor of the newly completed 
$200,000 senior high school. Two years later most of the junior college's 
classes are moved to the first floor of the high school. For years, early graduates 
called the college "Basement U." 

PULSE graphic by Steve Dye and Martin Puntney 

I came down here, had a look around, and 
toid them 'thank you, but no thanks.' I told 
them that I did not want to be president of their 
College, at least not the way it was. And that 
made some people mod. 

"We would carry Ark City. But we would 
be out-voted in the outlying areas." 

His pipe goes out, and Nelson stops to 
relight it before continuing. 

"First of all, Winfield basically said they 
weren't going to vote money for a college 
until they got a high school built. For 
several years now, we've had more Win- 
field students than both Southwestern and 
St. John's (now defunct) combined, but 
there used to be kind of an attitude up in 
Winfield that 'We've got our colleges, and 
you've got your college down there.' 

"When we finally got a bond issue 
through, a couple of things happened. We 
wound up trading property that we had out 
north, and making a cash payment for this 

Finally established on its own ground, 
the College grew rapidly. The first ad- 

I try to attend as any many student activities 
as I can get to. And I can't see why anyone 
would want to be in education if they don't en- 
joy students and their activities. 

dition came when Renn Memorial Library 
was built. A far larger move for the 
College was the incorporation of the 
vocational-technical program, which, un- 
der Nelson's guidance, would become one 
of the most advanced in the state. 

"By then, the ball was beginning to roll. 
People were getting used to the idea of a 
quality college. On the election that was 
held to build the Vo-Tech school and the 
Business Tech building, I don't think there 
was a single precinct we didn't carry," 
Nelson says. 


In 1965 the Arkansas City Junior College 
became Cowley County Community 

I would say the most important thing has 
been to develop the county-wide support for 
the College. To get away from the provin- 
cialism of Ark City Junior College. It's become 
more of a Cowley instituition • 

College. But it wasn't until Nelson began 
work on the problem that the College truly 
became a community college, with accent 
on community. Nelson feels that this, not 
campus facelifts, has been his greatest 
achievement at the College. 

"It's become more of a Cowley in- 
stituition, more of a county-wide thing. I 
would say the most important thing has 
been to develop the county-wide support 
for the College. To get away from the 
provincialism of Ark City Junior College," 
Nelson leans back and crosses his legs. "I 
think that we've come a long way in 
establishing our continuing education 
program, in that we get a lot of students 
back who, for one reason or another, didn't 
go straight to college out of high school. ' ' 

(Continued on page 4) 

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Nelson starts high school at Wichita East but eventually quits to 
work fulltime. 

In 1939, Nelson enters junior 
high school, taking mainly 
vocational courses. He caddies 
when not in school to earn 


In 1940, Nelson hoboes 
to California. He caddies 
for celebrities and 
gardens before being 
returned to his home. 


In 1942, at 16, Nelson convinces his parents to sign 
he can list in the Navy. He spends three years at sea 
on the U.S.S. Wabash and a total of 44 months in 
the Navy. He emerges as a bosun's mate with 
several decorations. 

Kurt R. Galle becomes 
dean of all junior college 
affairs in Ark City. 

In 1946 Nelson and his wife move 
to Wichita. He decides to re-enter 
High School to study drafting. A 
counselor convinces him to test out 
of high school on the GED tests. 

In 1949, Nelson earns his teaching certificate. 
Takes job as teacher-principal in Eureka. At 
end of term, Nelson enrolls in more hours at 
Pittsburg, financing his education with odd jobs, 
including servicing gumball machines. 

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While on 
leave, Nelson 
meets Essie Luella 
Smith in Wichita. 

In 1947, the Nelsons' first child, Marsha, is born nine months and 18 minutes 
after the time of their wedding. A second child, Michael Adair, is born in 1948. 

i1950 r — 

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Nelson tests out of his 
freshman year in the 
first nine weeks and out 

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As a guidance counselor in Columbus, 
Nelson create a controversial 
reproduction filmstrip. 

Nelson marries Essie Luella of his freshman year a few 
Smith in Willow Springs. months later. He graduates with 
A's in one semester and is written 
up in Ripley's Believe It Or Not 

In 1947, Nelson enrolls in Pittsburg State 
Teachers College. He attends college on the 
Gl Bill. He takes first education job in Thrall, 
Kan. He is principal, teaches grades 4-8, 
coaches and does drama. 


Man Behind the College 

(Continued from page 3) 


For Nelson, retirement might not be the 
word. He readily responds with the asser- 
tion "I do think I'll stay in Ark City." 

Then he pauses, smiles. 

"I have a lot of friends here." 

And he has plenty to do, he says, leaning 
forward in his chair. 

"I haven't played golf in a long time, and 
if someone had told me 10 years ago that I 
wouldn't play golf everyday, I would have 
looked at them like they were crazy. 

"And I love to fish. Of course, the fish 
never bite when I can go, on the weekends. 
They're biting in the middle of the week. 
So maybe I'll finally be able to catch a 
fish," he laughs. "Everytime I've gone 
fishing for 10 years people have told me, 
you should have been here Tuesday or 

Nelson has long been active in local 
churches, and has been known to climb on- 
to the pulpit on occasion. 

"I'm very active in the church, and I 

We haven't really arrived as a college 
yet. I still think that there are a lot of 
things that can be done. 

-Gwen Nelson 

hope to spend more time doing church 

He pauses, thinking it over. 

"Now I'll tell you, I like to preach. And a 
lot of people have asked me why I didn't go 
into preaching. What happens in the pupit 
on Sunday I enjoy, it's all the other junk 
that I don't." 

Nelson, who regularly argues for the 
cause of post-secondary education in the 
State Legislature, professes to be unin- 
terested in politics. He then goes on to 
show how involved in local politics he is 

"No, I won't go into politics. I haven't 
considered anything like that. "I am a 
member of both the Ark City and the Win- 
field Chambers of Commerce, and also the 
Cowley County Land Owners Association, 

which is kind of the county version of the 
chamber. And I attend all the meetings 
and work with them on various projects. I 
have, ovftr the years, been chairman of 
committees in both communities." 


What will he miss most when he leaves 

A troubled look passes over Nelson's 

"Well, I'll miss the students... the faculty 
relations," he says. Then he brightens. 

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Dr. Paul Johnson becomes ACJC president 

First master's degree in 1953, 
his second in 1954. 

Nelson accepts his first major 
administrative job, as the 
assistant superintendent for 
Wichita Public Schools in 1962. 


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Begins doctoral 
work at Kansas 


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Nelson takes a job with Mid-Continent 
Education Laboratory as direct supervisor 
over Oklahoma and Kansas 

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ACJC becomes CCCC 
in a close vote. 

After CCCC's first president 
dies, Nelson applies for the job, 
turns it down and prepares to 
take post as Dean of Education 
at Tulsa University. The selection 
committee changes Nelson's 
mind and he takes the job. 

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Takes job as director of 
educational research with 
Wichita Public School System. 

1 Little Rock W 


In December, 1966, Nelson accepts a job as 
district supervisor of South Central Regional 
Educational Library which covers the area of Arkansas, 
Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and parts of Oklahoma and 
Missouri. The lab is located in Little Rock, Ark. 



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CCCC submits bond issue for $5.1 
million to build a campus. It fails by 
952 votes. 

College Endowment Association formed. 

"But I won't miss all the paperwork. I 
won't miss some of the legislative 

"I'm hoping that I won't just be cast out. 
But I don't intend to interfere in any way. 
I'm hoping to make the transition to a new 
president just as smooth as possible. I 
want to help him or her, and I'll keep my 
hands off otherwise. I don't intend to 
jeopardize the success of the person. If 
they don't want me around the campus, I'll 

Nelson's demeanor betrays con- 
siderable concern that the new president 
might differentiate greatly from his own 

"I just hope it's someone who the faculty 
can associate with easily," he says. "In 
visiting with people on career day and so 
forth, they express an interest in teaching. 
I ask them first of all, do they like going to 
school. Because if you don't like going to 
school you won't like teaching. 

"I try to attend as any many student ac- 
tivities as I can get to. And I can't see why 
anyone would want to be in education if 
they don't enjoy students and their ac- 
tivities. And it's disappointing that we 
have some people around here who the 
students don't even recognize. 

"And I'm often told that we haven't 
really arrived as a college yet, and I agree. 
So I hope it's someone ambitious. If we can 
make the same progress in the next 10-15 
years that we have in the last 10 or 15, we'll 
be in good shape. I hope that the new per- 
son doesn't just come in and say 'This is it.' 

Nelson's pipe quits him again, and he 
taps the ashes out and stands. 

"Because I still think there are a lot of 
things that can be done." 

by Steve Dye 

A Cowley Couple 

Gwen Nelson and his wife Lu are exhuberant 
at the Project Care Dance. The Nelsons attend 
nearly every student function at Cowley. 

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Dormitory is added to Nelson Student Center 

County voters approve a $1,165 million bond issue to begin 
building a campus for CCCC in downtown Ark City. 

The Nelson Student Center is 
built in 1975. 

Rec Building completed 

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In April, 1986 college trustees decide 
to build a new 40-student dormitory. 
The plan includes expansion of the Nelson 
Student Center. 

May 18, 1981, the Auditorium- 
Gymnasium is damaged by a 

Nelson announces 
his retirement 


College submits a bond issue of $2.5 million 
to build a campus. It falls by 78 votes. As a 
last resort, the College trades property 
it holds in north Arkansas City for the 
property where the campus is located now. 
Renn Memorial Library is built establishing 
CCCC's location in downtown Ark City. 

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Renovation of the historic high school, 

listed on the National Register of 

Historic Places, is completed. It houses 

the college's service technology , ,,,.,, 

programs. The tornado damaged Aud-Gym Wlth an 1 1 buildin 9 cam P us - 

is purchased from USD 470 and renovated 

in Cowley orange. 

College contracts with a national 
firm to find a successor to Nelson. 
When he began at the college it had 
no campus. He will leave it in August 


Man Behind the College 

The man for the job 

"I would say that I doubt that there is one ad- 
ministrator in a thousand who could have 
come in and done for this institution what Dr. 
Nelson had done. " 


Among educators in general, as well as 
among Cowley County's faculty and 
students, it's not hard to find a wealth of 
similar statements about Dr. Gwen 

But the one above carries particular 
credence. It comes from Harold Walker, 
then, and now, a member of the College's 
Board of Trustees. Walker was one of the 
trustees instrumental in bringing Nelson 
to Cowley, as such, he is familiar with 
Nelson's considerable contribution to 

"As I recall, we first met Dr. Nelson in 
Topeka and interveiwed him for the 
Cowley position there," Walker said. "At 
the time, this institution really didn't have 
anything to offer to an administrator. We 
had a lot of candidates come and look at it, 
and they basically told us that this in- 
stitution was going to die." 

At the time, the College was little more 
than a name and a handful of teachers. 
The College owned no buildings or 
facilities, and were forced to rent the 
building that is now Galle-Johnson Hall, 
and another building in northern Arkansas 
City that now houses the electric company. 

But while the lack of their own buildings 
presented a problem for College ad- 
ministrators, there were other problems, 
even more imminent. There was no heat in 
the main building, the College had to rely 
on the Arkansas City High School, for- 
merly adjacent to the College, for their 

"We had no heat in the building, it was 
piped up from the street from the old high 
school," Walker remembers. "Whenever 
they closed down, they shut off the heat. 
We had to take a lot of unscheduled 
vacations because the heat was shut off," 
he laughs. 

The time for a change, any change, had 
obviously arrived. 

When the College's Board of Trustees 
began their search for a president, they 
were particularly concerned with two 
aspects of the candidates for the position- 
experience in vocational technical schools 
as well as general education, and ex- 
perience in writing Federal grants. The 
need for the former was important, but not 
as imminent as the latter. The College 
needed the money. 

In Gwen Nelson, they found exactly the 
person they wanted for the job. A more dif- 
ficult task would be convincing Nelson that 
they had the right job for him. 

They didn't have anything to show him. 

"We were not anxious for them to see 
our facilities," Walker says. "But of cour- 
se they asked to see them, and they came 
down here on a Sunday to look." 

Things didn't look then, as they do now. 

"You have to remember that this 
building didn't look anything like it does 
today. The floors were dirty, the custodial 
service was very poor. And that was no 
reflection on the former president, it was 
all our tie in with USD 470, we just couldn't 
do any better. We didn't have the money." 

But there was little that the trustees 
could do about it, they could hardly expect 
Nelson to agree to preside over a College 

At the time, this 
institution really 
didn't have anything 
to offer an 
administrator. We 

had a lot come and 
look at it, and 
basically told us 

that this institution 
was going to die. 

-Harold Walker 

he had never seen. So they showed it to 

"They came, and we did the best en- 
tertaining that we could. And we also tried 
to push them through the building just as 
fast as we could. We tried to point out what 
we felt was the great potential," Walker 

Where others had disdained, Nelson saw 
the possibilities of the school. He accepted 
the presidency. Then began the frustating 
process of turning possibilities into reality. 

"The first few years after Dr. Nelson 
came was a very hectic time in the life of 
this institution," Walker says. "We went 
through four bond issues that were all 

-Harold Walker 

soundly defeated." 

The problem was a lack of good relations 
between Arkansas City and Winfield. The 
College could carry Arkansas City when 
the bond issues were voted on, but Winfield 
was another matter because funding 
would become county wide. When the 
College was the Arkansas City Junior 
College, only Arkansas City was included 
in the College's tax base. After it became 
the Cowley County Community College, 
the entire county was assesed in the tax 

"The relationship between Winfield and 
Ark City was probably at an all time low, 
they resented the College, and the fact that 
it had been changed from a junior college 
to a community college," Walkvr says. 

So Nelson turned his attention to the 
problem of convincing Winfield that the 
College would be of benenfit to their com- 
munity. He succeeded. 

"Dr. Nelson went to work on that public 
relations problem, and I think both cities 
owe him a great debt of gratitude," 
Walker says. "Besides being the president 
of this institution, he has spent a great deal 
of time, and still does, in trying to bring 
about a better relationship between the 
two cities. He worked hard on that and was 
successful. I think the relationship bet- 
ween the two towns is better than it's ever 
been, and I give him a lot of credit." 

And so, on the third try a bond issue went 
through, and Nelson and the trustees were 
able to begin the building of the 
College. According to Walker, they ac- 
complished much in the building days of 
the College on two things-sheer blind faith 
that they would, and a sheer lack of 
knowing how difficult it would be. 

"The board was a local board. It was a 
young board, none of us had had any ex- 
perience in serving on a public board, and 
Dr. Nelson was rather young. We just 
didn't have enough sense to think it 
couldn't be done," Walker says. 

And Walker, who was there, gives 
Nelson credit for much of what got done. 

"If it hadn't been for him, this institution 
would never have been built. It took a man 
who had the expertise. I know that over 19 
years he has probably alienated some 
people, but if you are the type of individual 
who gets things done, you are going to step 
on some toes. He's built a fine institution," 
Walker says. 

by Steve Dye 

Wan Behind the College 


Getting started in a wild west show 

Gwen Nelson is a man with ac- 
complishments that nearly defy listing. 
But none are quite as romantic as the life 
he was born into — a wild west show. 

In 1925, when Nelson was born, the 
family business was a traveling wild west 
show, owned by Nelson's grandfather, 
Walter Wylie Judson "Wild Bill" Nelson. 
They traveled throughout the midwest, 
stopping at rodeos to stage roping, 
shooting, horse riding, and staged gun- 
fighting shows. 

"It was pretty much a family affair. In 
fact, I was born in Oklahoma on the road, 
and the doctor came and delivered me, 
and didn't even register my birth," Nelson 

Nelson's father, Walter Alison Nelson, 
was the star of the show. According to 
newspaper clippings of the time, Walter 
Nelson was billed as the "Rope Spinning 
Champion of the World," and lived up to 
that billing. He would stand on his head 
and lasso horses as they galloped by, 
roping whatever part of the horse the 
audience requested. They would holler out 
what part of the horse they wanted him to 
rope, and he would oblige, lassoing the hor- 
ses over the head, or by the nose, or the 

tail, or the hooves. 

But Nelson's father not only lassoed hor- 
ses in the Nelson Wild West Show, he 
lassoed a wife as well. Nelson's mother, 
Maria Pietra Ballarini Nelson, joined the 
show in Kansas City, in answer to an add 
looking for a woman bronc rider — sub- 
sequently meeting and marrying Nelson's 

The Nelson Wild West Show had a firm 
grasp of showmanship, and wasn't beyond 
a bit of mild deception, provided of course 
it improved the show. Entries in the 
Nelson family history indicate that one of 
their ploys was to let the boys with the en- 
tourage grow their hair long, and then 
allow the public to believe that the boys on 
the horses were girls who rode much bet- 
ter than local boys who were both bigger 
and stronger. 

According to newspaper reports, 
Nelson's grandfather had a sort of hyp- 
notic effect on horses and other livestock. 
One account tells of Wild Bill taming a 
herd of raging wild horses, hitching them 
to a wagon, and then driving the team 
down the main street of the town. Another 
has him winning five dollars for riding a 
supposedly unridable horse, even after the 

frustated owner of the horse let out a 
whoop and struck the horse. Wild Bill, the 
paper said, simply whispered softly in the 
horse's ear, and the horse was as tame as a 

The Nelson Wild West Show traveled 
overland in covered wagons for many 
years, but finally capitualted to progress, 
and began traveling in what they called 
"tops." The "tops" were early forerun- 
ners of recreational motorhomes, con- 
sisting of sheds built atop truck beds. 

"We started out with a horse and wagon, 
and later bought a truck and built a house 
right on the back of the truck," Nelson 

"Of course, you see motor homes now, 
and they're a little nicer," he laughs. 

In the 1930's the wild west show days 
were over, and Nelson's father sold the 
show and moved his family to a farm in 
Wichita — much to the dismay of both 
Nelson and his mother. 

"My mother cried when dad sold the 
show," Nelson says. "When dad sold it and 
we settled down, mom couldn't hardly 
stand to think about being in one place and 
not moving around for the rest of her life." 



Wild West Show 

Will be in Neosho Rapids, Aug. 14 and 
Olivet, Tuesday, August 15. This per- 
formance should be witnessed by 
everyone, it being educational as well as 

Mr. Nelson is ably assisted by his two 
young children a girl of six and a boy of 
eight in vaudeville between the riding of 
each horse. This is a company that has 
played to big houses for the lat four years 
and shold be well attended at Neosho 
Rapids and Olivet. Mr. Nelson will be 
found to be a perfect gentlemen in all 
respects also his company. 

We have seen Buffalo Bills and other 
Wild West Shows but at Osage City last 
Saturday night we saw more and better 
riding than ever before. 

Bring in your bad hourses, mules and 
cattle, there's a ticket in it and lots of fun. 

Adults 35$ Children 25$ 

This newspaper clipping reports on the quality 
of the Nelson Wild West Show which was foun- 
ded by Dr. Nelson's grandfather and was the 
family business for a number of years. The copy 
has been retyped but the PULSE has included 
original spelling and punctuation. 



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William S. Scott left this impression with 
the people his active lifestyle led him to 
meet. He was an invaluable part of Cowley 
County Community College and Area 
Vocational-Technical School's history. 

Since 1966, Scott has been a member of 
the College team. At the beginning, he was 
the Dean of Students. 

"He came in as Dean of Students when I 
was an instructor here," said Walt 
Mathiasmeier, Dean of Instruction. "He 
came in at a time when we were changing 
from a local institution to a county in- 
stitution. At the time Mr. Scott came, I 
thought we were really fortunate to get a 
man of his background and knowledge at a 
community college. It was a good 

Scott was interested in just about all 
aspects of Cowley activities, and his 
career at Cowley proved this. During his 20 
years here he was also the registrar, ac- 


Gil Solis and Kim Schuchman present JoAnn 
Scott with a team-autographed Softball. The 

Auditorium Gymnasium was named in honor of 
W.S. Scott, Director of Guidance Services. 
(Photo by Jeff Dzeidzic) 



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ting president, athletic director and finally 
director of guidance services. 

"He did a lot for both the community as 
well as the institution," said Libby 
Palmer, president's secretary. "Scott has 
done much for the College, especially 
through the athletics department." 

He compiled and wrote the histories for 
the football, men's basketball, and 
women's basketball teams. He was 
responsible for the design and compilation 
of the information on the 114 championship 
banners which line the walls of the 
Auditorium/Gymnasium, renamed the 
W.S. Scott Auditorium on Dec. 10, 1986. 

According to Albert Bacastow, chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees, "You only 
name buildings after people who are really 
exceptional. Bill (Scott) stands out in my 
mind as that kind of person. He dedicated 
his whole life to the College and when it 
came to athletics and the athletes he 
always gave that extra special something. 
That is the kind of guy you name a building 

Bill Curless, Board of Trustees member, 
agreed with Bacastow. 

"The reason Scott was the obvious 
choice was just that he was so involved. He 
updated all the stats for the teams, and he 
cared for the kids, whether they were 
athletes or not. If the building was to be 
named after someone, then he was the one 
to pick." 

Scott also compiled season records and 
statistics for all College sports and in 1982 
completed a history of the Jayhawk Con- 
ference. He and his wife, JoAnn, were fans 
at virtually all of the Tigers' home games. 

"I think people will appreciate all that 
information he gathered now, even more 
than they did a year ago," said Forest 
Smith, counselor. 

Such great esteem for Scott was not only 
felt by those who knew him through sports, 
but by those whom he worked with in the 
Guidance Services. 

Secretary and aide to Scott, Terri Hut- 
chinson, holds pleasant thoughts of her 
time spent working with him, "Mr. Scott 
was one of the most loving and caring men 
I have ever known. In the 7% years that I 
knew Mr. Scott, I never knew anyone who 
enjoyed his job as much as he did. I really 
feel this college was Mr. Scott's second 
home, a very big part of his life." 

Smith also has fond memories of Scott. 

"He had a fantastic memory," said 
Smith. "He could remember anything and 
everything about the institution. Already 
there are questions I wished I would have 
asked, about information he had, and it's 
gone now." 

But there are many who will remember 
Scott for different reasons and different 

"I will remember him for his dedication 
when he was the athletic director and he 
was acting as our go-between for the 
Booster Club and the administration," 
said Curless. 

For Hutchinson, who worked closely 
with him, Scott's smile is a lingering 

"What I won't forget about Mr. Scott 
was that warm, friendly smile of his that I 
saw each day as he walked through the of- 
fice door. The same smile he gave me 
when, 7V2 years ago, he welcomed me to 
the College family. I very much admire 
him for the tremendous determination he 
had for life." 

For long time friend Walt Mathiasmeier, 
Scott's death leaves a void that won't be 

"Just simply, I'll miss him," said 
Mathiasmeier. "He was a remarkable 
man in many ways. His friendship was 
highly valued." 

"I've known him since 1974 when I was a 
student," said Palmer. "What I liked was 
the way he always had a one-on-one 
relationship with you." 

The loss of Scott's presence at the spor- 
ting events and in the College halls, is a 
hard one. But his presence will linger on in 
the hearts of all he touched. 

"If I had one wish," said Hutchinson, "I 
would wish that he could have seen inside 
our hearts. If he had, he would have seen 
how much we all truly loved him." 

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Jackie Wilson: Recruiter 



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-Jackie Wilson 

iat is it about Cowley County Com- 
munity College and Area Vocational- 
Technical School that makes you want to 
come back for more five years later? 

That's an easy question to answer for 
Jackie Wilson. Wilson graduated in 1981 
and decided to return to Cowley after an 
absence of five years, to fill the position of 
assistant admissions recruiter. 

"There is so much about Cowley that I 
like. I especially like the people because 
they are so friendly. I really enjoyed the 
experience I had at Cowley. It's a great 
place to be," Wilson said. 

As a student, Wilson was involved in 
basketball, intramurals, the Foster Parent 
Program and held a work study job. 

Originally from Anderson, In., she heard 
about Cowley "through the grapevine." 

"A friend of mine, who played on the 
men's basketball team at Cowley in 1978, 
came back home to Indiana for the sum- 
mer and told me about it. He had told 
Coach Hargrove about me, so I got in touch 
with her and she offered me a basketball 
scholarship," Wilson said. 

While Jackie was at Cowley, she was 
especially involved with basketball. Both 
her freshman and sophomore years, the 
women's team won the conference. Wilson 
played point-guard for the Tigers and 
favored the position because it gave her 
the court. She was rewarded by her being 
named in Who's Who in Junior Colleges 
and until recently, held the tenth position 
of the top 10 Cowley County's women's 
scoring record. 

After graduating from Cowley, Jackie 

went to Wichita State University where 
she received a full ride to play basketball. 
Her major was secondary education 
physical education. For Wilson, making 
the adjustment from Cowley to WSU was a 
tough one. 

"I thought it was difficult because the 
classes were so much larger and you didn't 
receive the attention you do at community 
colleges," Wilson said. "I also had to walk 
a lot more to get where I was going than I 

Wilson attended WSU from 1981-83 and 
also the fall semester of '83. She hasn't 
been able to graduate yet because she is a 
semester short of credit hours, which is 
her student teaching. When her out-of- 
state tuition ran out, she decided to return 
home to Indiana for a while. During her 

Jackie Wilson: Recruiter 


College recruiter 

Talking to highschool students is part of the job 
for Jackie Wilson, college recruiter. During 
spring semester on Tuesday and Thursday, 
Wilson travels all over the state of Kansas 
recruiting for her alma mater. (Photo by Jeff 

stay at home, she did some substitute 
teaching and also helped coach women's 
basketball and track at her own high 
school. She came back to Kansas in 1985 
and went back to WSU to take additional 
classes for a year. 

It was during this time that she learned 
of the job opening at Cowley for an ad- 
missions counselor. 

"Linda Hargrove called me while I was 
living in Wichita and told me about a job 
opening in admissions for a fill-in recruiter 
for Jim Martin who had too full of a class 
schedule to be able to recruit. She in- 
formed me about the job and the situation 
and asked if it was an offer I couldn't 

Hargrove was right. Wilson applied for 
and got the job and has been on the road 
for Cowley ever since. 

As an assistant admissions recruiter, 
Wilson travels to surrounding high schools 
and junior colleges who are either spon- 
soring College Career Days or are just 
having college representatives come in to 
visit with their students. 

"As a recruiter for Cowley, I go out and 
sell the college. I go to different schools 
and set up a table representing Cowley. I 
answer any questions students might have 
about the College and basically try to in- 
fluence them that Cowley is the dif- 

There are many aspects that Wilson 

likes about her job. 

"I enjoy talking with the students and in- 
forming them aobut Cowley. I feel I can 
relate to the younger kids and give them a 
different view of Cowley because of my 
age and my prior attendance and ex- 
perience at Cowley," she said. 

Wilson is not completely new at this. In , 
fact, she has had some previous ex- 
perience with recruiting for Cowley. She 
has, over the years, influenced several out- 
standing athletes to choose Cowley. The 
list includes her sister Juana Wilson, 1984- 
84; brother Joey Wilson, 1984-86; and 
Tonekyo Kayzer, 1984-86; all from her 
hometown. She was also a key factor in the 
successful recruitment of Lucille Carson, 
an exceptionally talentd basketball player 
from WSU to play for the Tigers during the 
1984-85 season. 

Because of her obvious and avid interest 
in Cowley, Jackie finds it easy to "sell the 

"I tell the students who are interested in 
Cowley the truth about the school and in- 
fluence them to come down for a visit, 
because I feel that once we get them 
here and they can see Cowley for them- 
selves, then we've got them hooked." 

Wilson does have other interests besides 
Cowley. She likes dancing, listening to old 
Motown music, talking and gossiping, 
visiting with friends. But there's one par- 
ticular hobby she enjoys. 

"I like to go over to Deb Davis' house 
and eat up all her potatoes," she joked. 

Not only does Jackie recruit for Cowley, 
she really lives at Cowley. She is presently 
living in the Nelson Student Center Dor- 
mitory and says she likes it. 

"I enjoy it because it gives me a chance 
to be around the basketball girls and the 
other students." 

The experience she gains here will help 
Wilson with her career goals. She wants to 
be a college athletics recruiter and teach 
on a full-time basis. She would also like to 
become a permanent part of Cowley. 

"I hope Cowley can be a part of my 
future. I really like it here and would like 
to stay, "she said. 

Although she likes nearly everything 
about Cowley, she would like to see one 
change made. 

"I would like Cowley made into a four- 
year college to give everyone two more 
years to be a part of Cowley," she said. 
"Cowley has so much to offer, I'd like to 
see it expanded to be able to benefit more 
people for a longer length of time." 

If anyone asks Jackie Wilson why they 
should go to Cowley, they better be ready 
to listen to a few hundred good reasons 
because she really knows how to "sell the 
college"at an unbeatable price. 

by Janine Wells 

Looking for Mr. Potato Head 

Potatoes and Cowley are two big loves in the 
life of Jackie Wilson, CCCC admissions coun- 
selor. After graduating from Cowley she finds 
her job of attracting students to the school a 
natural. (Photo by Jeff Dzeidzic) 



A Cowley Mission 

A Cowley mission 

44 We sacrifice as they do when they 
are not able to enjoy the luxuries 
have in the United States. // Ben Cleveland 

Carrying the word 

At the lecturn, Rick Cleveland carries the word 
of God to the Philippino people 

When Rick Cleveland attended Cowley 
in 1970 and 1971, he had no idea he would 
become a missionary and live abroad. 

Cleveland and his wife, Helen, became 
missionaries in the Phillipines in 1979. It 
was a new experience for them that 
carried a number of surprises. "When we 
first started we had no idea about mission 
work," Cleveland said. "We were on our 
way to Brazil but because the country had 
changed its visa policy, we had to make a 
choice between Japan and the Philippines. 
In Japan I would have been teaching 
English to the Japanese and since I 
flunked English I didn't feel Japan was the 
right choice." 

The Clevelands were called MAC 
workers when they first began. 

"MAC stands for missionary assistance 
core. You are only an assistant to a 
missionary," Cleveland said. 

As missionaries the Clevelands were 
teachers, but they learned as much about 
the Phillipines and themselves as they 
taught. The population numbers only 
40,000 and the lifestyle was different from 
that in the United States. 

"My children were the only American 
children there," said Cleveland. They kind 
of stuck out like a sore thumb . ' ' 

Helen taught their children, Jobie, Jen- 
nifer and Julie, through a correspondance 
course and then they attended one year in 
the national school. 

"Jobie really liked the school except 
when it came time for the testing," 
Cleveland said. "The children in the 
United States are taught to memorize, not 
learn. They are never taught to think." 

The home life of the Phillipine people is 
especially different from the American 
home life Cleveland was used to. 

"Homes are quite different. The poor 
class live in little huts called 'nipas' 
(pronounced knee-pahs). Nipas are made 
of bamboo and are placed on stilt legs. The 
kitchen is outside along with the bathroom 
and they cook like we camp," Cleveland 

"The middle class live in hollow brick 
and wooden houses of a shanty village 
type. Everything is in one room and the 
room is no bigger than 10' by 10.' The for- 
tunate ones have running water. The upper 
class live in American style homes with 
barbwire fences around the property. 
They have maids and a butler. All of the 
classes live together. There is no wealthy 
part or poor part of town." 

Although life styles may differ, a com- 
mon denominator for the Philippine 
people. For the Clevelands it was one more 
thing to adjust to. 

"We had a pregnant woman in our 
village who fell and aborted her baby. I 
found out one morning around 10," 
Cleveland said. "Some families in the 
Philippines can't afford embalming so the 
funerals had to be that day. 

"After making the usual arrangments 
for the baby to be buried, I gathered the 
family together for the funeral. The only 
available box for the baby to be buried in 
was an old Hi-C card board box, so that's 
what we used. After the funeral, some 
church members and myself had to dig the 
grave. Everything has to be done im- 
mediately when it come to death. " 

Cleveland, who is the son of carpentry 
instructor Ben Cleveland, grew up in 
Arkansas City and played football when 
his dad was the coach at Cowley. Arkansas 
City is still home but he says he's anxious 
to return to the Philippines next year. 

"Each day is different in the Philip- 
pines. It's so exciting there. Being home in 
Kansas is great but I'm beginning to be 
bored so I have to keep busy," Cleveland 

It's obvious Cleveland keeps busy when 
he's in the Philippines, too. 

"The Philippine people are very com- 
mitted," he said. "So far, I have baptized 

A Cowley Mission 



103 people. Seven of those have committed 
themselves to preaching the gospel." 

The need Cleveland sees for people to 
preach the gospel is being partially met by 
educational centers which have recently 
been established. 

"We recently started a Bible College," 
Cleveland said. "So far 22 have graduated 
and there are many more who are waiting 
to graduate." 

The Philippinos Cleveland works with 
are as committed to learning as they are to 

"Even during the typhoon season our 
people, who are poor and live miles from 
the church, come into the city by treading 
knee deep in water and carrying their 
babies and small children. The people are 
just very committed," he said. 

The economy was a matter of ad- 
justment for Cleveland, too. 

"The wealthiest person makes only 
about $200 a month," Cleveland said. 
"That person is the wealthiest of the 
Philippine people." 

During the Cleveland's stay in the 
Philippines, they weren't affected by the 
power of Marcos. 

"We lived in an area called 'Ilocano' and 
we weren't personally affected by Marcos. 

As missionaries, we are to be non- 
partisan. We aren't supposed to get in- 
volved with their political affairs. 
Although it is quite hard for us not to," said 

Rick Cleveland, a one time Tiger football 
player, was .coached by his father, Ben 
Cleveland at Cowley. Rick is now a missionary 
in the Philippines. . 

Although they weren't supposed to get 
involved in politics, the Clevelands found 
it impossible not to be affected by the 
people's reaction to the political events of 
the day. 

"The night Marcos fled from the country 
the Philippines were so excited," Helen 
said. Rick was at an all-night prayer 
meeting at the church. People in the 
Philippines aren't to stay up past the cur- 
few, but they knew that they should pray 
for the future of their country." 

It was during the meeting that word of 
the Marcos fleeing was heard. 

"During the prayer meeting, Rick made 
a trip to a small store and at the store the 
storekeeper told him that Marcos had left. 
Even by the time he had returned back to 
the church building, the prayer group had 
already heard the news of their anwsered 
prayers," said Helen. "Even before Mar- 
cos had left the Philippines, we didn't want 
to travel through Manila because it was a 
real Marcos hot spot. Marcos' group was 
really strong and he had a lot of support 
from the people." 

Even though the Cleveland family was 
so close to the rebellion, they never came 
in contact with Marcos. 

"We never actually saw Marcos even 
though Rick had several encounters with a 
Minister on Marcos' cabinet," Helen said. 

by John Dalton 


Part of Cleveland's job is to instruct, as well as 
teach the Philippino people. Cleveland and his 
family come home for visits but spend much of 
their life in the Philippines. 



Globetrotter: Jamie Krug 

Cowley Globe-trotter 

Kansas' boarders can't hold Krug down 

Camel riding, extreme heat, desej-ts, 
and lizards are probably not appealing to 
the stereotype "Kansas Farmer" much 
else to a 12 year-old boy. Although 
sophomore Jaimie Krug has lived in 
England and Japan he found that living in 
Iran was an experience that kept him on 
his toes. 

"I didn't want to go. I told my dad I 
didn't want to live with a bunch of camels 
and stuff, but we went anyway. We went at 
the start of my sixth grade year and stayed 
for about three months," he said. 

Living in Iran was difficult for the Krugs 
in many ways, starting with the plane ride 

"It was a 20-hour airplane trip. I sat in 
an airplane for 20 hours! When we got 
there, they put us in a hotel in Tehran, we 
stayed there for a couple of weeks until we 
found a place to live. We found a pretty 
nice place in Tehran, and enrolled in an 
American school," Krug said. 

At the time he was there, both the 
American population and the school he at- 
tended were large in Iran. 

"It was probably the size of the biggest 
school in Wichita. They had six different 
football teams, and they named them the 
Cowboys and the Steelers and all that," 
Krug said. 

Another problem the Krugs had in Iran 
was avoiding being run off the road by 
Iranian drivers, who Krug describes as 

"We were headed to the military base, 
and we were all stuffed into one taxi cab. 
We were driving along and this other taxi 
comes by and our driver 'flipped him off.' 
The guy in the other cab got so mad he 
pulled in front of us. We were cruising 
along at 60 miles per hour, and he got 
about 10 feet in front of us and slammed on 
his brakes. We were all shoved into the 
windshield," Krug remembered. 

Crime was also prevalent in Iran ac- 
cording to Krug. 

"There are a lot of thefts there. You 
could be walking along the street and 
people will come along on motorcycles and 

Globetrotter: Jamie Krug 



Family afar 

Always on the go, Jamie Krug has spent most 
of his life moving from one location to another. 
Using a map he shows the PULSE photographer 
where he has lived in four states and two 
foreign countries. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

snatcn your purse," said Krug, denying 
that he himself had that problem. 

Needless to say, Krug was not happy in 
Iran. He said that Tehran was "trashy." 

"I saw riots all the time, crazy people 
trashing and burning places." 

While it's doubtful an ll-year-old paid 
too much attention to politics, the Krugs' 
move back to the U.S. took place at the 
height of the tension in Iran when the Shah 
was in the process of being disposed by the 
forces of the Ayatollah Khomeini. 

"Because of the hostage situation we 
had to move out. The Americans had to 
evacuate. A month later they had 52 
Americans hostage," Krug said. 

Shortly before they fled Iran, Krug's 
father let the family decide where to go 

"When we were in Iran my dad said 
'Where do you want to move?' We picked a 
place on the map. ..Florida. I finished sixth 
grade there, started seventh, and after 
that year we decided to move to Pensacola 
Beach," he said. 

Florida was home to Krug throughout 
his junior high and early high school years, 

but when he was a high school sophomore 
his family moved again, this time to 

"We went to California for my junior and 
most of my senior year and now I go to 
Cowley," he said. 

While Krug was born in Cowley County, 
his childhood memories might seem far 
more exotic than most Kansans are used 

"I was born in Winfield, but we were 
living in Burden at the time. We lived there 
about six months, then we took off to 
England, where I lived until I was about 
two," said Krug. 

"Then we moved to Okinawa, an island 
off Japan. I went to kindergarten and first 
grade there before we decided to move 
again," he said. 

Krug was too young to remember much 
about Japan. He remembers a few words 
of the language, but little else. 

After their stint in Japan, Krug and his 
family returned to the United States. 

"We moved to Arizona, I went to the 
second and third grade there, then we 
moved to Texas. After that it was time to 

move to Kansas, so we came back through 
my fifth grade year. 

Krug now lives in a notably serene place, 
Burden, when he is not attending classes. 
He lives in the dorms when classes are in 

Like many Cowley students, Krug keeps 
busy working and withextra-curricular ac- 
tivities as well as his studies. 

"I play on the baseball team here, and 
I'm an inspector at Gott. I plan on going to 
Kansas State after Cowley to become an 
architect," said Krug. 

Although Krug has seen much of the 
world, he still prefers to live in the United 
States. He will admit, however, that he 
would like a little warmer climate than 
Kansas offers. 

"I plan on moving back to Florida. I 
found it to be the prettiest and most com- 
fortable place to live. I would rather live in 
Florida than California, because the 
beaches are beautiful, and California's 
beaches are trashy. It's just an awesome 

by April Houston 



Headstart Program 

Cowley students help give a. . . 



It only takes one suggestion for the 15 or 
more small faces to light up with a broad 
smile and began squeaking their favorite 

The words "I like my colors, I like my 
numbers" are similar to many other 
phrases in songs that can be heard in many 
other preschools but this song is a little dif- 
ferent. It is different because of the special 
children who squeak the ti ne. 

They are special because they are either 
handicapped in some way or come from 
families with low incomes and they all 
tend to need lots of attention. For fresh- 
men Tom Ahrensmeyer and Nick 
Ballarini, they are spec al because they 
love giving them that atte ition. 

"I love working with t iem," said Tom. 
"The payment I get for working there is 
the smile on their faces." 
"Our goal for each 
provide a happy learning environment for 
the children and help th sm feel good about 
themselves," said Pat White, director of 
Arkansas City's Head S art program. 


Start is primarily gover- 
community support is 

Although Head 
nment supported 
also important. 

"About 85 percdnt of our funding is from 
the government, md. 15 percent is raised 
from the commur ity and the Presbyterian 
Church provides the building and 
janitors," said White. 

Monetary aid is not the only thing Ark 
City has to offer the children in Head Start. 
Volunteers also add to the succes of the 

"Last year my daughter was enrolled so 
I started as a volunteer," said Bessie 
Stewart, teacher's aide. "I liked being 

Chi Ids play 

Learning games are played by children in the 
Head Start program and by Nick Ballarini and 
Tom Ahrensmeyer, freshmen, who assist the 
children and the instructors. (Photo by Julie 

Headstarf Program 



with the kids and reading to them so I 
decided to continue to volunteer my time 
to the Head Start program." 

Parents are not the only volunteers and 
that's how Arhensmeyer and Ballarini got 

/ith kids and I also think 
/hen I have children 

it is good practice fi 
of my own," said Ballar 1 

Ahrensmeyer also enjbys the good 
feeling he gets from workin&swith the 

"I definitley enjoy it. It's fun having the 
kids look up to you," said Ahrensmeyer. 

Both Ahrensmeyer and Ballarini are ap- 
preciated for their contributions, too. 

"They're super! They're probably the 
best thing we've had all year," said Laura 
Myers, teacher. 

The children's admiration for Ballarini 
and Ahrensmeyer is apparent. 

"I think the reason the kids love them so 
much is because they are very good with 
the kids," said Bessie Stewart, teacher's 

The children also believe both Ballarini 
and Ahrensmeyer are humorous. 

"They are funny because they tickle 
us," said Michelle Tyler, a preschooler. 

Reading to the children is one of the 
many things Ballarini and Ahrensmeyer 
do with the Head Start children. 

"They're pretty neat because they play 
with us and read to us," said John June, 
another preschooler. 

jrsonal satisfaction is the reason 
LauraTVtyejs continues to teach preschool. 


"I love it (teaching preschool) but how 
much depends on what day you ask me. 
There are times when it can really try your 
patience, especially with the kids in this 
program because they all want your at- 
tention and it's hard to spread yourself 
around," said Myers. 

The children are not the only ones in 
each family who need attention. Often 
times the parents need some en- 
couragement or maybe even to learn some 
parenting skills. Unlike other preschools, 
Head Start is there for the whole family. 

"We encourage parents to get their GED 
(general education degree) as well as help 
provide training in leadership, parenting, 
nutrition, and discipline. Sometimes 
parents just need someone to talk to so we 
have an outreach person who keeps in con- 
tact with the families," said White. 

Ark City's year-old Head Start program 
serves all of Cowley County and there are 
those who agree it's a big boon to the area, 

"I think it's the best thing that has hap- 
pened to Ark City in a long time. The 
parents of these children want something 
better for their kids and this is a start," 
said Myers. 

Teaching at any level can be challenging 
but more so for preschools teachers and 
that's another thing that makes the 
children who attend Head Start special. 

"Nothing is ever the same, you never 
know what to expect. Everyday is dif- 
ferent. There aren't too many jobs like 
that and I think that's why I love it so 
much," said Myers. 

by Kristi Adams 

Playing Doctor 

Head Start preschoolers Gary Westbrook and 
Randy Templeaar play with doctor equipment 
during their day at the Head Start preschool. 
Several Cowley students have volunteered 
their time at the preschool this year. (Photo by 
Julie March 

Mind Games 

Two heads appear to be better than one. Tom 
Ahrensmeyer studies a game Tanya Davis is 
playing at the local Head Start program. Ahren- 
smeyer began working with the four-year olds 
last semester on a volunteer and continues to 
do so this semester. (Photo by Julie March) 



Roomates Living Togei 

Room for a Roomie 

Dear College Student of Mine, 

Take your vitamins. Eat three meals a 
day. Go to class. Get plenty of sleep. 
Don't party too much and stay away 
from the opposite sex. 

I love you very much and I know you 
will make lots of new friends at college. 



"Considering the variety of people we 
have and all the different backgrounds 
they come from, everybody gets along 
pretty well," said Holcomb. "We have a 
lot of kids from back east who have 
never really been in a small community 
before, or have been around people from 
a small community and there's a lot of 
kids from small communities who have 

'ozy critter 

quiet friend mokes a 3 p.m. na 

fie more like home. Dale Havens, freshmo 

nds his stuffed dog doubles as a pillow and 

lommate. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

Many parents will be happy to know 
that students, for the most part, have no 
trouble making friends. As for the rest of 
the advice, well... 

Living in the dorms can help students 
make friends, or enemies. Like living at 
home, the dorm resident shares a room 
or has a room of his own. Probably 
unlike living at home, the dorm resident 
shares a bathroom with three or as many 
as 15 people and he eats his three meals 
a day with the 70 other members in the 
dormitory family. 

The closeness of dormitory life could 
easily create hostility but according to 
Craig Holcomb, dormitory manager, 
most student have no problems with their 

never been around kids from the big 
cities and they all seem to get along well 
and communicate well." 

Everyone has idiosyncrasies that 
seemingly drive others crazy, but some 
roomates admit to doing things they 
know bugs the other. 

"When I come in around 11 p.m. or 
midnight, I always turn on the light then 
he (Jim Brown) yells at me," said 
freshman Geof Burris. 

Patience is high on the list of 
requirements for a dorm student. Some 
cases require more patience than others. 
Sophomore Alan Daniel recently 
awakened with an alarming discovery. 
He credits his roomate Danny Snow, 

sophomore, with giving him the shock of 
a lifetime. 

"One night Danny got up and opened 
the closet door. He thought it was the 
bathroom and he opened my top desk 
drawer and used the bathroom. I was 
mad as hell. He went all over my 
girlfriend's pictures and her letters, and 
everything else," said Daniel. 

Tracy Patterson agrees that living in 
the dorms is somewhat like living with ; 
family. Patterson and his roomate, 
Robert Burton, have been friends while 
growing up and are like brothers. 

"Yes, I get along with my roomate," 
he said. "He's the best friend I have 
here. What's mine is his and what's his is 
mine. When he needs his privay I leave, 
and when I need privacy, he leaves. We 
share everything. We get in to argument 
here and there and we've almost gotten 
into fights a couple of times but it's no 
big deal. He's like a brother to me." 

Quiet roomates are hard to come by 
but in some cases the quiet is because th 
roomate is just never there. 

"It was nice because Matt (Hicks) was 
never there. I could play my guitar 
whenever I wanted and play my music 
when I wanted," said freshman Wayne 

Besides never being there, Gottsti e 
said Hicks had some hobbies that were i 
little out of the ordinary. 

"I came home one day and there was 
dead pheasant nailed on the wall," said 
Gottstine, "after a while I had to take it 
down. One other day I opened the fridge 
and there was a racoon in there." 

Students who are "loners" in single 
rooms are both fortunate and 
unfortunate. Robert Weaver and Paul 
Finkleman are two students who have 
private rooms. 

"I love my roomate. He's great... I 
don't have one," said Weaver. 

But the loneliness can get to 

"My roomate is Mr. Ed, he is a horse 
who lives with me. He is OK if you feed 
him enough carrots," Finkleman said. 

by April Houstoi 

g Holcomb: Dorm Supervisor 



People Person: 

"You don't learn by 
talking, you learn by 

Craig Holcomb 

Craig Holcomb is a people person. 

"I enjoy people in general, especially 
lis age group. I really like to stand back 
nd watch the students from Chicago, Pit- 
;burgh and small rural towns. Even 
lough from different backgrounds, they 
et along well and have adapted to each 
ther and I enjoy seeing that," said 

As resident manager of the dorms, 
tolcomb finds the job rewarding. 

"I think the most rewarding part about 
eing resident manager is seeing the 
tudents in who are working towards goals 
1 life," he said. "They are just starting 
ut in life. For example, the ones involved 
'ith sports want to go on. Yet, in the back 
f their minds they know the chances are 
ley won't make this goal. However, 
ley're sticking with it and also getting an 
ducation so they can fit in society." 

Relating to students is one job he enjoys 
nd does well because he is interested in 
le students' lives. 

"I enjoy listening to other people talk. I 
njoy hearing about their life experiences 
' they want to tell them," he said. "If they 
/ant to know mine, I'm willing to tell them 
nless my experiences are too personal. I 
nj< / finding out where the students are 
'om and some of the things they've gone 

Holcomb says listening to the students 
an benefit him as much as the student 
/ho is getting a problem off his chest. 

"I can relate back to those ex- 
eriences," he said. "I have always been 
sld, 'You don't learn by talking, you learn 
y listening'." 

A former Arkansas City patrolman for 
sur years, Holcomb understands what the 
ampus security students go through. 

"I can relate better to the campus 
ecurity students because I know what 
ney're going through. I can remember 
ack when I first entered law en- 
>rcememt," he said. "The campus 
ecurity does a pretty good job. They are 
eal anxious and want to be aggressive, 
'hey can't wait to get out there and get 
lings done. Sometimes, I have to hold 

Campus security students enjoy having 

[olcomb as the resident manager. 

"He's great to work with because he can 
talk in a way that will really help us. In a 
way, he's a teacher. He has a good 
technique of getting along with the studen- 
ts," said Eric Buller, sophomore law en- 
forcement student. 

Holcomb believes the job of resident 
manager is similar to law enforcement. 

"I see this job similar to law en- 
forcement in many aspects dealing with 
students. However, I'm not here to keep a 

Ping Pong Long? 

Getting his practice, Craig Holcomb plays ping 
pong in the Nelson Student Center as he does 
his job of resident manager. Holcomb came on 
the job at the end of first semester and says 
getting to know the residents is one of the 
nicest aspects of his position at Cowley. (Photo 
by Wayne Gottstine) 

thumb on all residents. Basically, I'm here 
to see that no one gets hurt and the kids 
have a good time while they're here 
because the College wants that, too," 
Holcomb said. 

Living in the dorm, Holcomb finds 
making friends is easy. 

"It's real easy to make friendships 
here," he said. "I don't have as much free 
time as people have with other kinds of 
work, but that can be an advantage also. 
Like you get to know a lot of the students 
and you develop strong ties." 

Although Holcomb spends most of his 
time with the students, he does relish time 
to himself to do the things he enjoys. 

As long as no one infringes on other 
residents' rights, Holcomb enjoys seeing 
the students having a good time. 

"This is the first time a lot of students 
have been out on their own. They want to 
stay up late and crank their stereo to the 
loudest. I want them to do it to have fun but 
not to infringe on anyone's rights," he 
said. "I don't mind the students getting 
loud and having a good time. If they want 
to stay up until two or three o'clock in the 
morning that's their business, as long as 
they're not infringing on other people's 
rights. If it keeps some students up who 
want to sleep that's when it bothers me. 
Also, it bothers me when I want to sleep." 

Holcomb believes that any problem a 
student brings to him is important. 

"I want to be the same with everybody 
and not show partiality. Although I might 
be having a rough day, it shouldn't affect 
how I handle the problem," he said. "I 
want to be sincere and have a smile. I try 
to treat even the smallest problem because 
they wouldn't have come to me if it wasn't 
important. To some it might be small but 
to him it's great. I want to handle it just 
like anything else." 

Holcomb would like to see the population 
on campus increase. 

"I think we have a pretty good bunch of 
residents. Also I think the majority of 
them have a good time and everyone gets 
along. I would like to see an increase of on- 
campus activities. I want to contribute and 
help out with that," said Holcomb. 

Holcomb hasn't always wanted to live in 
Cowley County. 

"I'm from Cowley County, originally 
born in Arkansas City and basically raised 
in Winfield. I lived a year in Texas. Then I 
moved back to good ol' Cowley County," 
he recalls. "While I was growing up I 
couldn't wait to get away. I found out that 
this was a nice place. Now, I don't mind 
being here." 

Living at 109 South Third and surroun- 
ded by 75 young people, it's a good thing 
Craig Holcomb is a people person. 

by Denise Woods 



2 Plus 2 Program 




New program would allow 
four years of Cowley learning 

There is good news for students who 
would like to further pursue an education 
but do not desire to leave Cowley \ County 
Community College. Whether the reason 
for remaining at Cowley is monetary, or 
a preference to a smaller college, a two- 
plus-two plan could make it possible for 
education beyond the Associates Degree 
to continue here. 

Basically, the two-plus-two program 
means that a student could continue to at- 
tend classes here and receive a four-year 
degree without going to a four-year 

Dr. Nelson, College president, has been 
working with administrators at Pittsburg 
State University, and at Wichita State 
University where two-plus-two programs 
have already been established. 

According to Nelson, Dr. Wilson, 
president at Pittsburg State University, 
"is committed to establishing a two-plus- 
two program with Cowley." 

Pittsburg, which is 160-175 miles east of 
Arkansas City, covers the southeast por- 
tion of Kansas and already has two-plus- 
two programs established all over the 

Wichita State University, located about 
60 miles north of Cowley, serves the com- 
munity colleges in Pratt, Reno, Butler, 
and Cowley counties. However, Nelson 
said that although WSU has some 
missgivings about the program, the ad- 
ministration does not want to indicate any 
lack of willingness for the development of 
the two-plus-two program. WSU has 
assured Nelson that this program is 

\ \We want to find out what it is that we 
need to do to make things work. }} 

-Gwen Nelson 

something they want to work on. 

According to Nelson, in the long run, a 
program with Wichita State University 
would be much more feesible due to the 
distance between Pittsburg State Univer- 
sity and Cowley. 

A program such as the two-plus-two 
could be a boon to the future of Cowley 
County Community College. The program 
will give the teachers here, who Dr. Nelson 
said, "are on par with the instructors at 
Pittsburg State" the opportunity to 
develop and instruct higher education 

Nelson said the four-year schools are 
already convinced of the quality of 
education offered at Cowley. 

"Wichita State has already told us that 
they are strongly recommending their fir- 
st two years at Cowley and then go on to 
Wichita State," said Nelson. "We've got 
programs in Industrial Technology that 
they can't duplicate at Wichita State. They 
simply can't offer them." 

This plan will also attract older retur- 
ning students who may desire a four-year 
degree, but may have employment or 
family obligations that would not allow 
them to continue an education if it 

required long-distance commuting, or 

According to Nelson, the program would 
also benefit anyone not able to afford the 
cost of a four-year university. Ideally, the 
courses would cost the same amount per 
credit hour as existing courses offered 

Nelson, who has been working towards 
the establishment of the two-plus-two 
program would like to settle any problems 
that may surround the commencement of 
this plan. 

"We're going over to Pittsburg State to 
talk with the vice-president of instruction, 
the president, the dean of the school and 
the department heads," Dr. Nelson said. 
"We want to find out what it is we need to 
do to make things work." 

The program is already in effect in some 
Kansas community colleges. 

"The schools that have this program 
going are the schools in western Kansas 
that are doing it with St. Mary's of the 
Plains, Ft. Hays," said Nelson. "They're 
working with Seward County, Garden City, 
Dodge and Colby community colleges. I 
don't see why we can't have this program 
here at Cowley." 

by Julie Reed 

J® OF 


General Mgr. 

2022 N. Summit 
Arkansas City, Ks. 



Commercial— Residental 

RR 5 Box 54 (2nd Road Past Railroad 
Tracks on East Kansas Ave) 
Arkansas City 


KODSQS fosOL/fV Majestic sunsets are a trademark of the beauty of Kansas that is often 
' Kansas evenings. This picture taken overlooked by tourists and residents 

just north of Winfield, captures part of alike. 


Kansas Travel Guide 


Makes big bucks for Kansas 

as State's number three industry 

"Come to the very heart of America, 
where life flows as easily as a babbling 
brook and as vibrantly as a raging river. 
Kansas is at the core of American life, a 
center of attractions," promises the Kan- 
sas Department of Travel and Tourism in 
their Visitors Guide. 

Kansas has never been a "hot spot" for 
vacationers, but a study by the United 
States Travel Data Center in Washington, 
D.C. shows that tourists spent $1.9 billion 
in Kansas in 1985. That's not bad for the 
"Land of Ahs." In fact it is a 9.7 percent in- 
crease over 1984 which beat the national 
tourism average of a seven percent in- 
crease from 1984 to 1985. 

Tourism in Kansas is a creator of jobs. 

"Tourism money has generated 42,000 
jobs and ranks in the top three money- 
making industries in the state," said Ron 
Peters, assistant director of Travel and 
Tourism, a part of the Kansas Department 
of Commerce. 

A number of the top attraction getters 
are close to the CCCC-AVTS campus. 

"From figures that have been sent to our 
office, in 1985 the Sedgwick County Zoo, 
the Kansas State Fair, the Kansas 
Cosmosphere and Discovery Center (both 
in Hutchinson), the Topeka Zoo, 
Eisenhower Center (Abilene), the 
Museum of Natural History at Kansas 
University, Old Cow Town (Wichita), and 
Boot Hill (Dodge City) are among some of 
the most popular attractions in Kansas," 
said Peters. 

Spreading the word about Kansas is a 
continual process. 

"We send out brochures, answer mail 
inquiries, place advertisements, and cir- 
culate the word about Kansas through 
tourist information centers," said Peters. 

The Kansas travel brochures are put 
together by ad agencies in cooperation 
with the Kansas Department of Travel and 
Tourism. These guides explain everything 
from the state drinking laws to where to go 
and how to dress, to costs for entering 
state parks. 

The Travel and Tourism Department 
recognizes the need to market Kansas and 
to offer incentives for attracting those who 
normally would pass through the state on 
their way to somewhere else. That's why 
they have developed a promotional cam- 
paign called "Linger Longer." 

"This is a campaign co-sponsored by the 
Coleman Company and the Kansas Depar- 
tment of Tourism," said Betty Leonard, 
director of the Arkansas City's office of 
Convention and Tourism. "It's designed to 
build traffic for Kansas hotels, resturants 
and attractions. The promotion is directed 
toward those who are coming into the state 
anyway and we hope it will encourage 
them to stay longer." 

According to Leonard, if a tourist stops 
at any of the for Kansas Tourism booths on 
the interstate or comes into any of the 
chambers of commerce, they will be given 
a coupon book that includes three coupons 
for validation. One coupon will be for a 
hotel/campground, a second for a 
resturant or speciality shop and a third for 
an attraction. When a visitor mails in the 
three validated coupons they receive a 
free Coleman cooler. 

"We realize that Kansas is an infant 
when it comes to tourism and we're using 
this promotion to introduce ourselves to 
the tourism world," Leonard said. 

The Linger Longer campaign isn't the 
state's only attempt at attracting tourists. 
Leonard says there is another campaign 
directed at motor coach companies. 

"We're calling this one 'America's Cen- 
tral Park' and for the two years prior to 
the National Transportation Association 
convention in Kansas City, we'll be sen- 
ding the motor coach companies gimmicks 
relating picnics and brochures about this 
area," she said. "At the convention we'll 
host a picnic for 2,000 people. Once again 
this is a way for us to introduce ourselves 
and Kansas to the motor coach companies 
and hopefully they'll begin to include stops 
in Kansas on their tours." 

Granted, tourism in Kansas is not 
generally thought of by Kansans as a 
major money maker, but as the State's 
number three industry it is important to 
the Kansas economy. 

"At a time when other industries such as 
oil and agriculture are not at their peak or 
growing, tourism's continual growth is a 
definite help to the economy," said Peters. 

Smooth sailing 

Sailing enthusiasts find that Kansas lakei are a 

perfect spot to te»t their skill and their boats. 
Sailing is growing in popularity at near-by Win- 
field State Lake, located about 17 miles north of 
the College. 

Kansas Travel Guide 




The RocKjs of Ages 

That familiar saying "Kansas is soooo 
boring" has been repeated often around 
campus but a little research into the state 
and what it has to offer proves otherwise. 

Kansas, as it turns out, is a pretty in- 
teresting place. There are enough parks 
and assorted points of interest to keep a 
person busy every weekend all year long. 
Natural land forms, dating back to a time 
when the state was covered by a great 
ocean, mark the beginning of Kansas sites 
to see. 

Mushroom Rock State Park-located 
seven miles east of Ellsworth off U.S. 40 
contains unusual formations that rise out 
of the prairie like a cluster of mushrooms. 
The formations, composed of Dakota san- 
dstone and shale, have been eroded by 

The Kissing Rocks-located on Hell's Half 
Acre southwest of Pratt halfway between 
Highway 54 and 180, features 20 feet high 
formations formed by ancient seas that on- 
ce covered Kansas. 

Other points of interest located on Hell's 
Half Acre include unusual pulpit rocks that 
were carved out of soft white sandstone by 
rain water, running water, and wind. In 
the northern area of this territory, small 
canyons are quite usual, and great for pic- 

Rock City, near Minneapolis is known 
for its 200 plus well formed sandstone con- 
cretions. The formations range from 
almost perfect spheres with diameters ex- 
ceeding 12 feet, to round forms with 
diameters of 8-27 feet. 

The land surface at Rock City was once 
considerably higher. The sandstone rock 
in this area was poorly cemented sand 
grains. Water, containing disolved 
calcium carbonate which acts as a natural 
cement, occured in many areas and con- 
tinued to spread outward in all directions. 
The spherical bodies that now exist were 
formed within the original sandstone 
mass, which was eroded by wind, rain, and 
running water that lowered the land sur- 
face and uncovered the cemented san- 
dstone formations. 

Monument Rocks, in the Smokey Hill 
Valley of western Gove County, were for- 
med approximately 800 feet of chalk and 
chalky shale that were deposited in the an- 
cient Kansas sea. River erosion uncovered 
the chalky beds where rain wash, running 
water, and wind completed the tran- 
sformation of the chalk into bizarre 
shapes. At the northern end of the 
Monument Rock group, an especially 
unusual formation, The Sphynx, can be 

Six miles south of Sun City in western 
Barber County you can find a natural 
bridge formed from gypsum. The bridge is 
35-feet wide, 50-feet long, and stands about 
12 feet above a stream bed. A cave located 
nearby seems more like a tunnel due to an 
extrordinary length of 250 feet. The gyp- 
sum bridge began as a cave and began to 
flow in a northerly direction through the 
tunnel opening. The ends of the tunnel 
finally retreated, leaving the natural 
bridge as it stands today. 

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This rock formation, called Castle Rock because 
it looks like a castle, is located in eastern Gove 
county. (Department of Tourism photo) 

The Gypsum Hills, also located in Bar- 
ber County, contain colorful buttes and 
mesas. The hills here consist of bright red 
shales and sandstones that are topped by 
white gypsum. Though gypsum is usually 
water soluable, under certain conditions 
such as the ones found in the Gypsum 
Hills, the rock becomes very resistant. 
This type of gypsum serves as the cap rock 
to such buttes as Twin Buttes found eight 
miles west of Medicine Lodge in Barber 

Pretty amazing stuff for boring old Kan- 
sas. Camping fanatics will appreciate the 
fact that many of those places contain 
ideal campgrounds that would provide a 
weekend of leisurely exploring. The faint 
of heart can also enjoy the sites these 
areas contain on a simple one-day outing. 

Those interested in finding out more 
about Kansas and the points of interest the 
state has to offer, should stop by the 

by Julie Reed 


Kansas Travel Guide 




Osburne County is the geodetic 
datum point of NA. It is the exact 
center of NA and a reference point 
for making all maps. 



Rock City 




# Osborne County 

§ Minneapolis 

% Gove County 

Mushroom State I 

'% Ellsworth 

Co wtown 
% Dodge City 


% Lindsborg 

Kissing Rocks in 
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SW of Pratt 

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% Hutchinson 

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Barber County is the site 
of the Gypsum Hills and a 
natural bridge, 

PULSE graphic by Julie Reed and Martin Puntney 

Kansas Travel Guide 



Mr. Owl is a resident of nearby Chaplin Nature 
Center located Northwest of Ark City. The 
Nature Center Is one tourist attraction that 
students can easily enjoy. 

Kansas points of interest 

Ag HalT i 

Abilene is know as the foremost 
tourist center in Kansas. It was 
originally a boom town at the 
end of the Chisholm Trail. It is 
also the hometown of former 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 
Eisenhower Center, Museum, 
Library, Home and Meditation 
Chapel are here. The Museum 
has items collected by Ike like a 
600 B.C. Greek helmet and a 
coronation vase from Queen 

In addition to a once- 
Swiss Festival, Lindsborg 
is also near Coronado 
Heights, believed to be a 
place used by Francisco 
Vasquez de Coronado 
as a camp site. He was 
the first white man to 
explore Kansas in 1541. 
He sought gold and silver. 






Stairway to strip 

This 1893 monument is located South of Ark 
City and marks the starting point of the 
Cherokee Strip Run. (Photo by Jeff Dieldzic) 

Meditation spot 

Eisenhower Center, Abiline, is one the more 
popular tourist attractions in Kansas and shown 
here is the Place of Mediatation. The Center 
houses memorabilia of the Eisenhower ad- 
minstration and his family. 


Kansas Travel Guide 

Scenic Kansas 

Kansas Cosmosphere 
& Discovery Center 

This unique space center located in Hut- 
chinson is the number one tourist at- 
traction in Kansas with over 350,000 vistors 
each year. The KCDC boasts an Omnimax 
theatre that projects 70mm films on a 
wraparound 44' tilted dome with a six- 
channel sound system. 

The KCDC also houses the Hall of Space 
that contains over $100 million dollars 
wouth of space artifacts including the 
largest collection of spacesuits anywhere 
in the world. The Hall of Space also has on 
display several complete flight-ready 
spacecraft including the Mercury, Gemini, 
and Apollo Command modules. Another 
plus for the Hall of Space is the fact that it 
is a hands-on museum. 

Visitors can experience the first landing 
on the moon via a computerized Lunar 
Miodule cockpit, or have questions an- 
swered about any astronaut simply by the 
touch of a button. 

The KCDC also contains a planetarium 
the presents live sky lectures each 
weekend alsong with their regular 
programs. The Kansas Cosmosphere & 
Discovery Center offers a fun learning ex- 
perience for the whole family. 

The Chaplin Nature Center 

The Chaplin Nature Center consists of 
200 hundred acres of woodlands, prairies, 
and streams that lies along the Arkansas 
River five miles north-west of Arkansas 
City. The CNC has what they call a living 
laboratory for visitors to experience 
nature by hearing, smelling, seeing, 
tasting, and feeling. The CNC offers out- 
door conference areas, discovery trails, 
guided nature walks, outdoor nature 
education activites, family education days 
, bird counts, and nature slide programs. 


These genuine spacesuits, used by American 
astronauts can be seen at the Kansas 

Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. The Cosmosphere 
has the largest collection of spacesuits in the 
world. (Department of Tourism photo) 

The Big Well 

According to The Guiness Book of World 
Records, the world's largest hand-dugwell 
can be fornd in Greensburg, Kansas. The 
well draws over 3 million visitors every 
year, and was once considered the 
"engineering marvel of the 1800s." The 
cost of building the well in the city of 
Greensburg was a whopping $45,000 in 
1887. The well is 32 feet in diameter and 109 
feet deep, lined with a wall native stone 
which was hauled 12 miles from the 
Medicine River. The most amazing thing 
about the well is the construction method 
used by the engineers. The stone wall 
casing was built at ground level, and 
slowly lowered into the earth as dirt was 
removed. The well was used until 1932, and 
still has a good supply of water if the need 


Shown here is one of the many tourist sights in 
Kansas, the authentically restored Front Street 
in Dodge City. During the days of the frontier, 
Dodge City was the center of the cattle in- 
dustry. (Department of Tourism photo) 



Going for the golden ring is a "knight" prac- 
ticing for the joust at the Renaissance Festival 
held annually in Bonner Springs. (Department 
of Tourism photo) 

The High Plains Museum 

The High Plains Museum located in 
Goodland contains a wide variety of 
pioneer and Indian artifacts along with a 
collection of faum tools and implements 
used by the settlers of this area. 

This museum also houses a replica of 
America's first patented hilicopter which 
was built in Goodland in 1910. "The Kansas 
Flying Machine" as the hilicopter was 
called, was first inspired by a toy called a 
Twirly. There is also a 1902 Holzman 
chain-drive automobile on display. 

The Barlett Arboretum 

The Bartlett Arboretum is located in 
Belle Plaine just south of Wichita. The ar- 
boretum was established in 1910 by Dr. 
Walter Bartlett on a 20-acre plot of land 
that now contains flowers, plants, and 
shrubs from all over the world. The Bar- 
tlett Arboretum is the only arboretum of 
maturity between the Rocky Mountains 
and the Mississippi. The Bartlett is famous 
for its "Tulip Time" when the thousands of 
tulips planted each year bloom for a few 
weeks in spring bringing visitors from 
every state and many foreign countries. 

The Lee Richardson Zoo 

The Lee Richardson Zoo can be found in 
110-acre Finnup Park located in Garden 
City. Finnup Park also offers one of the 
world's largest swinning pools, picnic 
areas, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, and 
Finney County's Historical Museum. The 
zoo itself covers 47 acres of Finnup Park 
and houses more than 675 mammals and 
birds. Visitors can choose either a driving 
or walking tour of the zoo an option not of- 
ten available in other zoos. After a stroll 
through the grounds you may want to take 
a dip in the municipal pool located in Fin- 
nup Park which covers about half of a city 
block and holds 2.5 million gallons of 

by Julie Reed 

Over the foils Tni$ waterfall can be seen at Cowley County State Park just east of Arkansas City on Highway 166. 
(Department of Tourism photo) 

Is This Really Kansas ? 

Where in Kansas? A tough question. 

What is the most exciting place you have 
ever been in Kansas? That question was 
asked of 25 Cowley students and the results 
were as varied as Kansas itself from east 
to west. 

One thing was clear, attitudes toward 
Kansas were not particularly positive nor 
well defined. Students, like much of the 
nation, have a tendency to overlook Kan- 
sas as an entertainment center. 

"What's the most exciting place I've 
been in Kansas?" repeated Sheila Ball. 
"Everyplace I think of isn't in Kansas ! " 

Most of the students' first reactions 
were; "In Kansas? Tough question!" or 
"Is there a place!" 

After much thought they contributed 
their perspective answers which were 
diverse in every way but one. Students 
were not very excited about the exciting 
things in Kansas. 

The most exciting places in Kansas for 
the majority of people interviewed were at 
lakes. Lakes are popular for the water- 
sports they offer and seclusion for great 
parties. Ed Brooks, freshman, comments 
on his lake experience. 

" It was at Lake Perry near Topeka 
during Senior Men's Weekend which en- 
tailed a three-day drunken party- 
campout...Boy it was exciting 'hiccup.' " 

Kansas City came in as a second most 
exciting place. People liked it for Worlds of 
Fun, Oceans of Fun, Royals baseball (all 
of which are actually located on the 
Missouri side) and for its senic drives like 
sophomore Pam Fritz. 

"It was a nice place to just drive 
around," she said. 

Wichita, located relatively close to the 
College came in third for exciting places to 
visit. Attractions making the city an ex- 
citing spot for Cowley students include the 
Kansas Collesium, which is known for its 

music concerts and other shows. FantaSea 
was also an attraction thought of as ex- 
citing for some. Finally, shopping made 
Wichita an exciting time. 

However, some excitement is closer to 
CCCC than Wichita or Kansas City. Arkan- 
sas City and Winfield seem to be ideal 
spots for entertainment, too. Among those 
places cited as a fun place to be was Tiger 
Hall with Spud and Danny as at least part 
of the major attraction. 

Winfield City Lake and Island Park in 
Winfield also rated high on local area 
places to go. 

Mary Dewell, freshman, summed up 
student attitudes about Kansas. 

" There is a lot of neat stuff around, but 
none of it is too exciting." 

Even though excitement seems to be 
lacking for the students interviewed, 
others know there's can be excitement in 
just looking for excitement. 

by Devon Bonfy 

\cademic Challenge 


Buzzer, Quick 

Knowing the answer 
is only half the battle 

Math Wizards, bookworms and history 
buffs finally have a chance to put a com- 
petitive edge on their knowledge. Instead 
of just tutoring, they can compete for 
Cowley through Academic Excellence 

"Created last year by the State Depart- 
ment fo Education for Community 
Colleges, Academic Excellence Challenge 
shows the excellence in teaching by the 
teachers and learning by the students 
throughout Kansas Comunity Colleges," 
said Sue Darby, sponsor of the group. 

Like sports, Academic Challenge cen- 
ters on competition. 

"The excellence is demonstrated 
through students competing for questions 
in humanities, mathmatics, social scien- 
ces and natural sciences," said Darby. 
"All these categories are broken down 
deeper into subjects that are covered on 
the junior college level. Last year at Colby, 
during Regionals, we found out the 
questions were much deeper than we had 
anticipated. So, we didn't compete at 
state," explained Darby. 

Darby says that teamwork is an im- 
portant part of the competition. 

"Academic Excellence Challenge 
requires four starters and one alternate, 
however, I would like 12-15 to study and 
strive toward these positions," Darby 

Striving toward the positions means a lot 
of work. 

"Practice for Academic Challenge is 
when any of the participants can get 
together. We drill at least once a day until 
the season is over," said Darby. "We held 
a dual match practice with Butler and that 
helped the team get the feel of the event." 

Practicing with team members and 
other colleges before hand enables the 
team to become quicker and more sure of 
their answering ability. During practice, 
quickness is acheived by listening for key 
words of a question. Immediately buzzing 
in and using the time it takes for them to 
call the name is the time to formulate the 
answer. Using this strategy, the Cowley 
team is sure they will have an edge in 

Currently, growing interest in the 
program is apparently encouraging other 
Kansas community colleges to get in- 

"Last year 11 teams participated, but 
this year, there is a possibility of 17 teams 
competing in Kansas. At this time only 
public community colleges can participate 
in Academic Excellence Challange," said 

However the interest is growing among 
Cowley students for a number of reasons. 
The strongest is increasing their 

"I figured I would learn more in prac- 
ticing in there, than I would have learned 
in any other class. I was right," said Tom 
Ahrensmeyer, freshman. 

There are nine who are participating in 
Academic Challenge including: Tom 
Ahrensmeyer, Nick Ballarini, Jorita 
Crane, Andria Drognaski, Troy Girrens, 
Marilyn James, Julie Johnson, James 
Lynne, and Tonami Pietilainen. Sponsors 
of the team are Darby and Stirnaman. 
Chet Logue also helps the sponsors. 

The state has four requirements for 
team members. First, a member must 
have a grade point average of 2.0. Second, 
members should be enrolled in at least six 
college credit hours. Third, members can 

not have accumulated more than 72 credit 
hours. And fourth, members must be Kan- 
sas community college students. 

Quickness is one area the team will work 
to develop. 

"To improve quickness we use a com- 
puter lockout system with buzzers at prac- 
tice. This aids in getting rid of hesitating 
for the fear of having the wrong answers. 
Many times the people who are capable of 
doing academic challenge, think they can't 
do it. Also, to become a member of the 
team requires a lot of time memorizing." 

Darby has goals for Academic Ex- 
cellence Challenge. 

She wants to be able to have 12 -15 
students working to make the team; and 
she'd like the team to win the state com- 
petition. Long term goals include being 
able to recruit people to this college to be a 
team member when the Academic 
Challenge program is developed. 

"There are many high school students 
who are not athletes or musicians.This 
(academic challenge) is their thing and 
they excell at it. Academically, they too 
can participate in competition. But, we 
have to get the program developed," said 

Finally, the advantages of being a mem- 
ber of the Academic Challenge team can 
include financial pluses. The first place 
prize at the State contest is at least $200 
per person. That monetary incentive is in 
addition to the rewards learning brings 
and to the association with the other team 

"I've never been around that many in- 
telligent people in my life," said Ahren- 
smeyer. "It's scary sometimes." 

by Denise Woods 

Brain power 

Buzzer clenched in the lefthand, Marilyn James 
is ready to answer questions that come her way 
during practice. The team practiced in the 
micro computer mathematics lab in 209A Galle- 
Johnson. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 




Fast Food Frenzy 

Behind the Grill 

What om I doing here? 

The salad bar is at its peak of perfection. 
The green kale leaves surround each bowl 
filled to the top with delicious vegetables 
and fruits. The lettuce is so green and crisp 
that it glistens with freshness. The work 
has been tedious but a salad bar master- 
piece has been created. 

Suddenly a noise is heard. A noise that 
sends a chill down the spine of the weary 
salad bar attendant. It is the noise of many 
cars mercilessly filling up the small 
parking lot. Screaming children, frantic 
parents, a general cross-section of 
American culture cajol around the cash 
register. Their savage eyes rake with in- 
decent lust over the salad bar just created. 
The masterpiece is about to be plundered. 

They appear like beasts who haven't 
eaten for three days. The ungrateful 
customers huddle around the defenseless 
salad bar and begin to dismantle its con- 
tents. All the attendant can do to this grave 
injustice is stand erect with a moist towel 
in one hand and watch. 

The smoke clears revealing a pitiful 
sight. The mushrooms have switched 
positions with the peas and the carrots are 
in the green peppers, not to mention that 
the pineapple is on the floor. In fact, the en- 
tire salad bar is in a complete state of 
disarray. Calgon can't take him away now, 
there's work to be done. As the customers 
seat themselves he is forced to stare a big 
project in the face. The salad bar must be 

It's a typical scene that's replayed day 
after day in the life of a fast food salad bar 
attendant. People undoing what's been 
created for people. There are three groups 
who are the source of both sorrow and joy 
for the fast food employee. 

The first is the customer, as mentioned 
above in the salad bar incident. The per- 
fect customer is someone who is friendly, 
courteous, and above all, understanding 
when the operations of a business don't 
happen to run smoothly. If there is ever 
such a creature, this writer would like to 
know. Currently, he doesn't think they 

Then there are the ones with all the an- 
swers, the ones with the power, the ones 
who are constantly cracking the old whip 
that keeps employees in line. Managers 
are funny sometimes. Maybe not "funny" 

as in humorous or witty but rather, in the 
things they do. After all, they are the ones 
responsible for making sure all goes well. 
But, there are times when too many 
managers are present all at once. All that 
is supposed to be going well, ends up going 

For example, one night I was instructed 
to tidy up the salad bar after it had been 
virtually devoured by customers. Without 
uttering a single complaint, I began my 
assigned duty. And lo, I was approached 
by a second manager. 

"I need you to make a pot of chili for me 
right now," he grunted. 

Totally confused and on the edge of 
bewilderment, I stopped the salad bar 
project to begin on the chili. Fifteen 
minutes later, work on the salad bar 
resumed. But, much to my dismay, the fir- 
st manager was waiting for me. I was not 
greeted with "Layne, you're doing a swell 
job" or "Gosh, I wish everyone worked as 
hard as you." 

Instead, I was accosted with "What have 
you been doing? ! We don't have all night! " 
It's times like these when I remind myself 
that death by strangulation is against the 
law. Sometimes communication between 
management can do wonders where ESP 
has failed them. 

Also, another fault in managers is the 
realism of power. They are in control, they 
hold the reigns of power and sometimes 
this fact of life is the nerve center of 
aggravation for an employee. It's 
aggravating because many times the em- 
ployee is deprived of making decisions or 
judgements that affect no one, but himself. 
For me, nothing was left to the 
imagination and self initation was just a 
waste of time. I can remember one in- 
stance where I was getting ready to take a 
greasy pan to the sink to be washed. Just 
when I thought the coast was clear, one of 
my omnipresent managers approached 
my and said " You'd better take that back 
to be washed." Really?! Are you kidding 
me? What a wonderful idea ! The idea to 
wash something dirty and make it clean 
again... wish I had thought of it. 

Oh, but please don't get me wrong. I 
don't think my managers are 
unreasonable and disorganized all of the 
time. I would just hate to be there if the 
building caught fire. 
The interrelations between fellow em- 

ployees can make or break a business. If 
everyone likes each other the business 
could run smoothly. On the same token, if 
everyone hates each other problems are 
certain to arise. But, if you get a mixture 
of both then it's just plain interesting. I 
hold a very interesting job to say the least. 
I have met a wide variety of people 
through various jobs, some strange, some 
sane, some perverted and others who 
weren't really sure what they were. It's in- 
teresting to note that most employees will 
usually stick together in a crisis. The mad 
fury of a noon rush brings a crew together. 
Each pejson has a similar goal; meet the 
wants of the customer. The relationship 
between employees is also strengthened 
by the perverbial "grapevine." Whether it 
be spread gossip, spreading gossip, an- 
nouncing petty grips about the job, or 
keeping life-threatening secrets away 
from the boss, the grapevine serves its 
purpose as an instrument to bond mem- 
bers of the staff. 

I find it amusing that this story is titled 
"Behind the grill." Life in fast-food moves 
so quickly that sometimes holding one 
position and one position only, can be im- 
possible. In one evening's time I can be the 
guy who makes your hamburger, creates 
your salad bar, and wipes off your table. 
Let's face it: I'm everywhere! I am the life 
creater of your entire meal experience, 
treat me niely. 

It's 10 o'clock, and as the last of the 
customers prepare to leave, the salad bar 
attendant breathes a sigh of relief. But, on 
each face of each departing person is the 
look of a job well done. "Until tomorrow," 
their whimsical expressions beam. 

As Antietam was to the civil war, the 
poor salad bar was the most destructive of 
all the battles fought. The final 
organization of this ever popular at- 
traction will leave the salad bar with one 
night's peaceful rest. The salad bar has • 
resolved itself to the fact that this same 
savagery will take place tomorrow. But, 
who cares? 

But, who cares? There will always be 
somebody there to recreate it, won't 

by Layne AAoore 



Salad Daze 

Layne Moore prepares the Wendy's 
salad bar for another day of massive 
destruction. Moore says his job can 

become frustrating because patrons 1 
have little feeling for the results of his 
work. (Photo by Jeff Dxeidzic) 


100 E. Kansas - P.O. Box 756 (316) 442-3210 

Arkansas City, Kansas 67005 







Parlez-vous Francais? 

By the end of the semester some Cowley 
students may be answering "Oui " to that 
question. For the first time in recent 
years, Cowley will offer a course in con- 
versational French. 

It's been nearly 10 years since Cowley of- 
fered a French class. According to Dean of 
Instruction Walt Mathiasmeier, there was 
a course in conversational French several 
years ago as part of the night program that 
was also taught by extension in the Oxford 
high school. 

Cowley has offered German, Spanish 
and even Russian in past years but no 
French because of the lack of qualified in- 
structors until Paul Stirnaman, who will 
teach the class, was hired. 

During Stirnaman's interview , 
Mathiasmeier asked if he could teach a 
French class and would he be interested, 
should there be student interest, and there 
is. Twelve people enrolled in the class this 
spring which, according to Stirnaman, is a 
good size for a beginning foreign language 

Besides a lack of qualified instructors 
being a key factor in there being no French 
class, there weren't many people in- 
terested in taking the course. 

"We just haven't had the demand for it 
(French)," said Mathiasmeier. "Why the 
change now? Stirnaman is the first 
teacher in several years with a good 
foreign language background." 

Teaching French is no new experience to 
Stirnaman. He taught French on the high 
scnool level for 19 years. The college cour- 
se will be basically the same as the high 
school course but the college students will 
be expected to study more, Stirnaman 

The class will be an introductory course 
with the primary emphasis on con- 
versation. Stirnaman plans to put the 
student in hypothetical situations where 
they must speak French. Situations like 
being arrested and put in jail in France 
and ordering from a French menu are 
designed to meet Stirnaman's objective of 
getting students to think in French. 

"Once they come to me and tell me 
they've had a dream in French, then I 

&{* Once they come to me and tell me 

they've had a dream in French, then I 
know they've grasped onto it. 9 9 

know they've grasped onto it," Stirnaman 

Some of the things he will use in class as 
learning aids will be tapes of native con- 
versation and slides of France. After three 
visits to France, Stirnaman has a wealth of 
personal material he can bring to the class 
and that will help him teach about the 
culture and customs of France and about 
some of the French literature. 

Stirnaman feels that learning a foreign 
language helps students to understand 
their own language better. That is one 
reason Chris Stover has enrolled in the 

"I think learning a foreign language 
helps us understand our own language bet- 
ter. I took (French) because I think a 
foreign language should be a requirement 
to graduate from high school as well as 
postsecondary schools," Stover said. 

Stover, who plays the tuba claimed he 

also enrolled in the French class in order 
to loosen his tongue so he can become a 
better musician. 

Kristi Adams thinks learning a foreign 
language, primarily French, will help her 
in her career goal of becoming a foreign 

"I'm taking French because I plan on 
traveling as a journalist and I figure it 
might be helpful to be able to talk people. 
Also, it wasn't offered at my high school 
and I've always wanted to learn to speak 
another language," explained Adams. 

by Stephanie Brunner 

La C/asse de Francais 

Conversational French is a new class offered at 
Cowley. Paul Stirnaman, instructor, uses a 
practical approach to learning the language by 
teaching students how to function in social 
situations like ordering from menus and at- 
tending plays. (Photo by Jeff Dzeidzic) 

The Numbers Game 



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According to Webster's New World Dic- 
tionary, algebra is "a branch of 
mathematics using positive and negative 
numbers, letters, and other systematized 
symbols to express and analyze the 
relationship between concepts of quantity 
in terms of formulas and equations." 

This sounds like a wizard's spell to turn 
princes into frogs. The meaning itself is in- 
dicative of the confusion involved with 

For many students, algebra is a night- 
mare from which waking is impossible. 
The avalanche of number^ and letters 
combine to give innocent math students 
headaches of great proportion. All this 
pain and suffering might make people 
drop algebra, but the cold hard fact is that 
students need College Algebra to graduate 
with an Associate of Arts degree from 
Cowley County Community College and 
Area Vocational Technical School. 

Cowley is one of only a handful of Kansas 
community colleges that require College 
Algebra for the Associate of Arts degree, 
and while algebra remains a requirement 
at Cowley, some four-year schools don't 
list it as a requirement for several of their 

According to Smith, some four-year 
schools require an ACT math score of 20 
before a student can enroll in College 
Algebra or they may require a 100 level 
math course like K-State's "Mathematics, 
It's Form and Impact," which uses an an 
ACT math score of 25 as a pre-requisite. 

According to the college catalogs at the 
University of Kansas and Kansas State 
University, there are selective majors 
which require only "Topics in Math" or 
another 100 level math course. 

To the student struggling in a math cour- 
se here, it is alarming to note that a com- 


munity college requires College Algebra 
for graduation, while the state's prominent 
four-year school's are accepting basic 
math courses for graduation in a number 
of areas. 

"There are some areas that don't 
require College Algebra to get a degree," 
said Smith. "When you get into the fine ar- 
ts areas they may not require it butwhen 
you get into the technical areas, College 
Algebra is still required. Emporia State 
will allow students to take Intermediate 
Algebra for a number of their programs. 
It's important that a student be familiar 
with the catalog of the college he wants to 
transfer to so they know what that school's 
requirements are." 

Danny Snow holds his head in frustration as he 
attempts to solve an algebra problem. Many 
student struggle with math though nobody 
seems to know why. (Photo by Wayne Got- 

In some cases the College Algebra 
requirement has meant that students in- 
tending to receive an Associate of Arts 
degree from Cowley, leave with that 
requirement unmet and the degree un- 

"I can't say for sure, but I think there 
were about 10 or so students who didn't 
receive their AA degrees last year because 
of the College Algebra requirement," said 
Smith. "On several of occasions the 
students will go on to a four-year school 
and take College Algebra because they 

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On Foot 

Getting Around 

Driving Walking In Between 

Burning shoe leather may be the only 
way for some on foot college students to 
get around. 

Not only is there a delima with dorm 
students but also with those students who 
choose not to live in the dorms. 

Ark City lacks a public bussing or taxi 
service available so those who are seeking 
a higher education but the family wheels 
aren't at the college so the student must 
rely on the next best thing; foot power. Of 
course-not to forget the old bum a ride 

The opinion of most students is the same. 
Without a car to get around, college life is 
somewhat bad. 

According to Henri Chatman "I don't 
like to walk too much. You can get where 
you want to go when you want to go if you 
have a car." 

Beth Nilles sees the walking situation as 
much a problem as Chatman. "I can't 
always go where I want to go. I either have 
to walk or don't go or scrounge a ride from 
my friends." 

Well it is definitely narrowed down to 
walk, find a ride or don't go. 

How do these students then cope with 
getting back and forth from their family 
home to their dorm home? 

Susanna Hewitt makes it sound so easy. 
"I just get a ride from students who live in 

Reebok Walk 

Steve Bratcher, Tom Ahrensmeyer, Chad 
Minor, Kevin Durham, and Nick Ballarini 
represent the college students who resort to 
their Reeboks for transportation to 
school. (Photo by Jeff Dzeidzic) 

Although she makes it sound like no 
problem; for some it really can be a 

Nilles explains "I have some friends in 
my area that I get a ride with. I go home 
when they go home or elso I'm here." 

Thanks to the staff at the school, those 

who rely on the airplane as a mode of tran- 
sportation from home and back can rely on 
a ride to the airport from someone at the 

For Chatman his coach provides him 
transportation to and from the airport. 

All of these are problems for students 




•• / eit her have to 
walk, don't go, or 

scrounge a ride 
from my friends. " 

vho are at the school and on foot. These 
ire only a few who are actually beating 
lown the pavement to get to the store, 
school, doctor etc... 

The feeling of most students was that 
•ight now the winter weather was too cold 
or walking. 

Hewitt explains "I usually freeze to 
ieath and walk to school. I have a problem 
vith being late to class." 

For dorm students though the winter 
veather has hit; soom spring days will be 
lere and walking won't be so bad because 
)f the snow; walking will jsut be bad 
jecause studnts are on foot and having to 
valk to get where they want to go. 

by Michelle Bair 





The alarm goes off and people jump into 
the shower to prepare for the long drive to 
school. Many people carpool, others drive 
that stretch of road alone. It's all part of 
commuting and commuting is a fact of life 
for Cowley students and staff. 

"Basically it's the closest school," said 
Ron Dixon, who commutes from Caldwell 
daily. "To go to school I have to commute 
and Cowley has my programs. There's no 
college in Caldwell." 

Like Dixon, many commuters have 
families and homes in other towns, and 
have to travel to get to campus. 

Naoma Sawyer commutes because, "I 
live in Oxford and that's my home." 

Many commuters are first time fresh- 
men right out of high school. 

"I figured it would be cheaper to drive 
back and forth instead of finding a place or 
staying in the dorms," said Bobby Stout, 
Winfield freshman. 

Many commuters run into problems 
driving back and forth to school. Many can 
carpool, but a difference in schedules 
creates problems. 



In fact, there are a large number of 
problems that concern commuting studen- 

"Bad weather is a problem and car 
problems are another. I live in the country 
and we have a problem with the road drif- 
ting shut and then in the spring we have 
floods," said Sawyer. 

Other problems and frustrations deal 
with keeping the vehicle going. For Joel 
Goyer, Udall freshman, commuting spells 

Some would maintain that those 
problems are minimal compared to 

"The road. I'm to the point I may not go 
next semester because of the road. It has 
my car all torn up," said Dixon. 

Students aren't the only ones facing 
commuting problems. Larry Schwintz and 
Sue Darby are teachers who also commute 

However, Larry Schwintz a Agriculture 
Business teacher doesn't mind his daily 
drive from north of Winfield. 

"I don't mind it," he said. "It's not any 
further than people driving to work in 
Wichita or people driving from one side of 
Wichita to the other." 

"I have to leave before my family leaves 
for school and I have to make sure that the 
kids are up and are around before I leave. 
They also get home before I get home." 

Darby also has some travel related 
problems too. "The first year I taught here 
I had a flat tire." Even though this may 
seem like a minor problem Darby also has 
her share of major problems. "I trade cars 
a lot!" 

by Michelle Bair 

On the road again 

Facing the road every morning at 4 a.m., Larry 
Schwintz travels to CCCC to teach his computer 
and agri-business courses. (Photo by Wayne 




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Scheduled for Feb. 14, Homecoming 
made Valentine's Day a memorable one 
for the Tigers. 

Both Cowley teams won their game. The 
Lady Tigers wrapped up the Jayhawk 
East Conference title, and the men won 
their fifth straight game to keep their 
playoff hopes alive. 

The women tallied an easy 67-38 victory 
and Head Coach Linda Hargrove felt the 
girls played well. 

"They played a pretty good game. We 
didn't play as hard the second half, we 
mostly practiced the things we needed to 
work on for the road," Hargrove said. 

Hargrove said she usually didn't like 
Homecoming games because of the ten- 
sion the girls feel, when one or more are up 
for queen. But this year, she said, things 
weren't as bad as usual. 

"Janine (Wells) and Kim (Marx) didn't 
let the pressure get to them," said 

The Cowley men beat Allen County with 
an exciting rally late in the game and a 96- 
87 final score. The game was the fifth 
straight win for the Tigers and kept them 
in the playoff race. 

Head Coach Ron Murphree said his men 
played the way he likes them to play. 

"I think it was our best performance of 
the year as a whole, when you consider 
both ends of the floor, offense and defense. 
Our performance reflects the im- 
provement of the team throughout the 
year," he said. 

Crowning of the Homecoming King and 
Queen took place during halftime of the 
men's game. 

Sophomore Beth Nilles, Andale, was 
crowned Queen by Kris Sparks-Dishman, 
the 1986 queen. Nilles was nominated by 
Tiger Action Club. Newton sophomore 
Troy Girrens was crowned King by College 
President Dr. Gwen Nelson. Girrens was 

nominated by Kansas Home Economics 
Student Section. 

The other queen finalists were Debbie 
Houbaugh, Braman, Okla. sophomore; 
April Houston, Arkansas City freshman; 
Janine Wells, Goddard sophomore; and 
Kim Marx, Mt. Hope sophomore. 

King finalists were Robert Burton, 
Wichita sophomore; Chet Logue, Arkan- 
sas City sophomore; Ed Brooks, Topeka 
sophomore; and Danny Snow Burden 

Another highlight of the evening was the 

return of last year's king, Joey Wilson as 
the Tiger mascot. 

About 200 people attended the dance held 
in the Recreation Building following the 
games which featured DJ Mike Conners. 

"The dance turned out real nice," said 
Todd Ball, sophomore. "It was a good 
change to see people dressed up instead of 
dressed down and the decorations and food 
were good. The only thing lacking was a 
little country music from the DJ." 

by Stephanie Brunner 

Chet Logue 

A non-traditional candidate 

Stereotype definitions of homecoming 
candidates usually conjure up images of 
nervous girls in gorgeous dresses and 
young men who have traded in their faded 
501s and sweat shirts for tuxedos. For 
Homecoming 1987 there was one exception 
to this regular picture, a 45 year-old male 

Chet Logue was nominated by the 

Traditional Non Traditional student group 
and that nomination brought a whole new 
experience for him. 

"I was extremely pleased to be 
nominated and make it to the top five," 
said Logue. "It was the first time I had 
ever worn a tuxedo or been to a prom type 
of dance." 

It might have been Logue's first formal 
dance, but the man certainly had style on 
the dance floor. Logue could be seen 
twirling with queen candidate April 
Houston, eight-year old "Flashdance" 
imitator Missy Tidwell, and many others. 
He may have danced himself into the hear- 

ts of those at the dance, but no dancing was 
required to gain the love of his family. 

Again the image of a typical candidate is 
blown. Logue has three sons, ages 25, 24, 
and 17 as well as four gandchildren. 

Logue did fit one angle of the candidate 
image. He was proud to have been in- 

"I'm really pleased that Troy (Girrens) 
got King," Logue said. "He's a super good 
kid. I mean, a super young man." 

by Laura Moore 






Putting on final touches 

Party prepartions 

Decorating for the big dance, Paul Nash and 
Justin Woodward put together the bridge that 
served as the entry way to the dance. (Photo by 
Wayne Gottstine) 

What used 9,000 of crepe paper, 432 
balloons, four strands of white lights, 500 
feet of wire, and at least 32 feet of wood? 

The 200 people who attended the 1987 
Homecoming Dance, Feb. 14, probably 
had little difficulty answering the 

Earlier that Saturday, 20 students spent 
the day in the Recreation Building putting 
together the atmosphere for the evening. 

"We had a good group working. They got 
in there and really got to it," said Forest 
Smith, Student Government Association 
sponsor. "We had fun. I was so sore and 
stiff the next day from decorating, I 
thought I couldn't move." 

There were several times when the 
decorators' nerves tensed because there 
seemed to be more to do than there was 
time to do it. 

First, a Jazzercise class occupied the 
building until 10:30 a.m. so the group 
couldn't get in until mid morning. To make 
good use of the time, they went to the In- 
dustrial Technology building to blow up 
the balloons. 

Then, the helium balloons were tran- 
sported to the Rec Building in five large 
trashbags tied together by a rope. Im- 
mediately, the five bags were loosely tied 
to a table to await attention later. Before 
anyone knew it, the helium balloons star- 

ted floating to the ceiling. Futile, attempts 
were made to catch the balloons as they 
reached the ceiling. Finally Smith climbed 
the tallest ladder, stood on his tip toes and 
reached for the dangling rope to bring the 
balloons down. 

"It was pretty bizarre watching. Forest 
was reaching for the balloon on that tall 
ladder. It was funny to hear "Put" (Linda 
Puntney, public relations director) 
moaning 'Oh, no' in a little, bitty voice. 
Yet, scary in case Forest should fall off the 
ladder, cause he really had to stretch. But 
he got them, so what a deal," said Laura 
Moore, freshman. 

Attendance at the dance was good, too. 

"I would say it was the best attended 
dance in a long time," said Smith. "I think 
the students had a fun time and the pur- 
pose was for the students to have fun." 
"I would like to give special thanks to 
Mandy Puntney, and to Marcy Patrick for 
helping us so much and for letting us get 
into the building to fill the balloons, Mr. 
Justice for the use of helium, and Danny 
Fisk and Phil Campbell for making the 
columns for the bridge, and to Ken Hines 
who helped keep things working. It was a 
lot of extra work for everyone but we had 
good help." 

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The Empire Theater of Cowtown is an 
experience of the past culture of Wichita. 
It's obvious when you enter the late 1800s 
styled dining room and feel it when you sit 
down to fully absorb the interior decor of 
this fine didn't take much 
imagination to set my clock back 100 years 
and that made dining pleasant and ex- 

It was a sit-down country style dinner 
with country style entrees to match. Coun- 
try fried chicken was the main course 
sharing the plate with green beans, 
mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits, 
accompanied by a rich chicken gravy. 

The meal was one of which you would ex- 
pect at Grandma's on Sunday. The chicken 
was delicious by any standard. It was 
breaded with a blanket of fine, light crust. 
I grant it may have been under done, but 
not enough to cause concern. I lost control 
of all my inhibitions after the first piece 
and ended up eating eight pieces of 

Cowtown Dinner Theatre 

chicken. I realize that is enough to build a 
whole chicken but somehow it didn't seem 
like it. 

And yes, I did eat all of my green beans. 
Most green beans are mushy with no 
flavor but these were different. These 
were butter-flavored and crispy instead of 
mushy. The beans were enhanced by 
bacon which made them pretty tasty. 

The mashed potatoes were of good con- 
sistency and went well with the chicken 
gravy which was thick and full of chicken 

I especially liked the biscuits which were 
light and flaky. Hot biscuits with 
strawberry preserves are just as good as 
dessert to me. So I was content with what I 

had and didn't order dessert. 

The meal was served with a choice of 
tea, lemonade or upon special request, 
mixed drinks. I chose lemonade which tur- 
ned out to be watery and tasteless, a cheap 

Both my guests and I were impressed by 
our waiter; maybe not with his service, 
but with his good humor and wit. He char- 
med us into having a good time and we 
only had to call for him once, just once ! 

I liked the Empire House for its delight- 
ful decor, which I rated a 10, and its 
pleasant atmosphere. The food, rated 
eight, was good basic food but nothing ex- 
tra special. Service, rated 9, was im- 
peccable at the Empire theatre and our 
waiter should find an agent. The check 
tallied $12.15 which included an all-you- 
can-eat chicken dinner and the show. The 
Empire Theatre earned a nine overall and 
is worth the trip to Cowtown for a special 

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'Ttenot a*td'%enoi#te& 

Loud applause, screams, boos, hisses 
and soft sighs, with your hand placed over 
your heart of course, are all ingredients of 
a perfect melodrama. They're also East to 
Alaska or There's No Place Like Nome, 
currently playing at Cowtown in the Em- 
pire Theatre. 

Once the audience found their seats and 
nimbled on a few kernals of buttered pop- 
corn (which is an appropriate snack in the 
"meller-drammer" style) they were 
treated to a few rousing choruses of "Wait 
'Til the Sun Shines Nellie," and "I'm 
Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover." 

Once the music merrymaking was out of 
the way, the real fun began. The audience 
was introduced to the melodrama charac- 
ters for the first time and then the corny 
show began. 

In traditional melodrama style, four 
main characters a hero, heroine, a villian 
and a vamp, told the story. 

Mike Roark played the brave and noble 
hero, Stainless Steele, who was always 
there to protect the heroine's pride. Ac- 
cording to Cowtown sources, after the 
close of East to Alaska, he plans to go to 
his uncle's farm in Florida to raise 

Diane Roach, a newcomer to Cowtown, 
played the perfect heroine, Lilac Valen- 
tine. Sweet, innocent and of a sugar-sweet 
temperment that would become un- 
bearable if it had to be long endured, she 
played her part well. 

Chuck Olson, a veteran of the Cowtown 
Theatre, played the evil villian, Dutch 
Chocolate, to the hilt. One could never 
forget his twisting moustache and his long 
dark cape. 

Cindy Summers, another veteran of 
Cowtown, played the sleazy vamp, ap- 
passionata von climax. Her ever-moving 
hips would make any real man howl and 
become seasick at the same time. 

Other cast members included Angie 
Geer as Agnes Dalrymple, a elderly 
woman from Kansas (pronounced "cans- 
ass") and Kerry H. Thomas as Alaska Al, 

a bartender in the mountains of Alaska. 

After the melodrama had ended and a 
15-minute intermission had been taken, 
cast members came back out onto the 
stage and presented "a 1920s radio hour," 
musical review of songs of the 1920's. 

by John Dalton 



Cowtown characters 

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Canadian Mountie (Kerry H. Thomas) as Agnes 
Dalrymiple persistantly coos at him. The couple 

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The Final Countdown is an innovative 
new heavy metal album in the rock scene. 
They use synthesizers better than any 
other heavy metal band has some time. 

Europe has a distinctive classical 
backround which shows up in most of the 
tracks on the album. They have a hot 
guitarist who really grabs you're at- 
tention. The lead singer doesn't have an 
original voice but it's perfect for what 
Europ&is trying to accomplish. 

The not spots on the album are "The 
Final Countdown," "Carrie," and "Nin- 
ja." The Final Countdown opens the album 
with strong keyboards and hot guitars. It's 
a serious rocker to get things motivated. 

"Carrie" is a strong emotional ballad. It 
proves that band has writing and musical 
ability. "Ninja" displays some good 
classical guitar licks and strong up-beat 

The Final Countdown, in my opinion, is a 
good album to collect, for anyone. It's 
mellow heavy metal almost anyone can 
stomach. The productions are polished. It 
sounds as if Europe took their time to 
make it a hot album. 

George Thorogood Live 

Even though I'm a George Thorogood 
fan, I admit I'm a bit disappointed in the 
album. George has the reputation of being 
a hot live performer but this album doesn't 
reflect that. He sounds a bit ruched as if 


he's in a hurry to end the show. I was truly 
disgusted at his version of "Bad to the 
Bone." This version was sloppy, to fast 
and just not performed well at all. It soun- 
ded like a bad garage band. 

Although there was some simply 
horrible parts on the album, there were a 
few hot spots. Namely, "Who do you 
Love". Lonesome George Thorogood 
knocked this one out with shear perfection, 
displaying his "bad as hell" attitude. It's a 
pretty good song to start the album, but it's 
all down hill from there. 

George Thorogood Live isn't exactly 
what I expected from Lonesome George. If 
he would have taken his time on this, he 
could have had a hot album. __ 

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Being the Tiger 



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Being the Tiger mascot is not an easy 
job. Ask freshman Wes Porter, he knows. 

During basketball games, Porter cheers 
with the spirit squad, tries to raised the 
spirit of the crowd and supports the team 
while wearing a full Tiger costume in- 
cluding a head that ways some 10 pounds. 

Porter tried out for the Tiger position to 
"have some fun." 

"I just heard they needed somebody to 
do it and I though it would be fun," he said. 

Having other mascots to pick on makes 
the role even more fun. 

"There's only been two mascots that 
I've seen from other colleges," Porter 
said."The one from Coffeyville was real en 
joyable. Ed (Brooks) knew the guy so we 
went to the bathroom and talked about 
what we were going to do. It was fun con- 
sidering you know the person and you 
know what they have planned." 

The other mascot Porter has run into 
was a different story. 

"I could tell she was female by her voice 
and the stuff she did," he said. "When I hit 
here, she yelled at me and told me not to 
hit her again." 

There's no doubt Porter is having a good 
time but he says the spirit squad can make 
or break his mood. 

"It depends on how the cheerleaders are 
acting," he said. "I mean, if they're not in- 
to things, it's hard for me to get into it, 

Obviously the Tiger mascot needs to be 
enthusiastic and energetic but that's not 


Everyone expects me to be like Joey 


Never let them see you sweat 

Wes Porter gladly looses his cool as he takes a 
break from the costume sauna of the Tiger suit. 
Porter has been the Tiger mascot all year and 
says it's a job that's tougher than fans might 
think. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

"You've got to be crazy and have a sense 
of humor and you've got to be able to think 
things up fast," Porter said. 

Being the Tiger also requires Porter to 
attend all of the home and away games 
and practice with the spirit squad each 
day. The job takes a lot of Porter's time, 
but he doesn't seem to mind. 

"I have enough time to do about 
everything I want to," said Porter. "If I 
don't, I make time." 

Porter took over the job this year after 
Joey Wilson, who held the spot last year, 
graduated. He enjoys almost all of the 
aspects of being the mascot. 

"It's a lot of fun doing it," said Porter. "I 
get kind of excited before the game to see 
what's going to happen." 

However, not everything about the job 
appeals to Porter. 

"There is one thing I don't like about it," 
said Porter. "Everyone expects me to be 
like Joey!" 

Porter has only one thing to say to 
anyone who might be interested in trying 
out for the Tiger position in the future. 

"It's hot!" said Porter. "Be able to 
withstand heat." 

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On the Bench 

On *7&£ Senck 

On the bench, riding the pine, or splinter 
patrol. No matter how you say it, it means 
the same thing. Being in the game, without 
being in the game. 

What's it like to sit on the bench? Well, 
when you're a starting player and are on 
the bench taking a breather, it's hard to 
watch someone else playing your position, 
making the big gains and losses, while you 
sit out of breath and unable to help. You 
know full well that you don't have any con- 
trol over what is unfolding in front of your 
eyes, and that you won't until you get back 
into the game, so come on coach, put me 

If you start the game on the bench, it's a 
little easier to adjust to riding the pine. 
Mostly, you accept your role as a reserve, 
and look forward to making your con- 
tribution whenever you can. You comfort 

yourself with the knowledge that you are 
helping the cause. 

And you are. According to the both 
men's basketball Coach Ron Murphree 
and Lady Tiger's Coach Linda Hargrove, a 
strong bench is an integral element of a 
winning basketball team. 

"Anytime you play in a conference as 
tough as we have here in Kansas it's essen- 
tial to have a good strong bench," says 
Murphree. "If you don't have good bench 
play you're not going to win very many 
ball games, and that's true of any com- 
petitive program." 

Hargrove's Lady Tigers — as this issue 
goes to press — are ranked tenth in the 
nation in women's basketball, and have 
wrapped up first place in their conference, 
the Jayhawk East Division, with two 
regular games remaining. She said that 
having a deep bench is largely responsible 
for the team's outstanding showing. 

"Having a bench as deep as ours has 
been a big factor in our success this year. 
We've got got ten girls who can go in and 
come out of a game without any real loss of 
talent, and that makes a big difference," 
says Hargrove. 

The Cowley men's team, although they 
are a very young squad with freshman out- 
numbering the sophomores two to one, are 
also having a good year, and as of now they 
are battling it out with teams from Cof- 
feyville and Allen County for a spot in the 
playoffs. The Tigers, like the women, have 
found much of their success in sub- 
stitution. Murphree changes lineups con- 
stantly, making up for what the Tigers 
lack in size and experience by utilizing the 
right players at th right times. 

"That's one of the key factors that any 
coach has to consider — and it's maybe a 
luxury to some coaches. Keeping your best 


Coach Murphree registers his disgust at a 
referee's call during a home game against 
Johnson County. Referees were an agitation to 
the coach all season long. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

On the bench 

Reacting to play on the court, Coach Linda 
Hargrove puts a little emotion into the game. 
Hargrove often relieves tension with lollipops 
and sunflower seeds. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

Thumbs up 

players for the situation in the game and 
proper substitution from the bench is very 
important to a winning program," says 

But the bench is not just a place for those 
players who aren't in the game to rest up. 
The bench is also used as a tool by the 
coaches in teaching and motivating their 
team. For the reserve player, especially 

Head Coach Linda Hargrove explains the new 

defensive plan for the Lady Tigers 

during a time-out. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

n the Bench 



the one with aspirations ot being more next 
season, the bench is an open classroom for 
learning. And when a coach has 
disiplinary problems with a player, a 
vacation on the bench can be a less than 
cheerful reminder of who's in charge. 

And benches have personalities and 
moods. The two Cowley programs provide 
a telling contrast in the different styles a 
coach can bring to his job and his team. 

For example, the Lady Tiger's bench is 
quiet, always enthusiastic, confident, and 
above all, well behaved. Hargrove says 
that the Cowley women "try to keep a 


Ed Faison, Derrick Young, Macon Porchia and 
Mike Armster enjoy a moment of excitement as 
victory is imminent against Kansas City Kansas 
Community College. (Photo by Julie March) 

fairly sane level of emotion." 

"I'd say that from a coaching standpoint 
our approach in the women's progaram is 
very middle of the road. We don't sit there 
and not say a word throughout the whole 
game like some coaches, but we don't 
scream the whole time either," Hargrove 

On the other hand, the bench on the 
men's team is anything but quiet. The 
Tigers' bench is cocky, determined, proud, 
unbending, and agitated, making them a 

(Continued on page 41) 

Time Out 

Head Coach Ron Murphree proposes new 
strategies as the Cowley Basketball team looks 
on. Timeouts may be a break for the fans, but 
on the Tiger sideline the tension continues to 
be intense. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

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Women's Basketball 

Basketball: Winning Women 

The Lady Tigers, ranked 10th in the 
nation, with a 23-3 record overall, and a 11- 
1 conference record at presstime, are 
headed for the playoffs. 

The Homecoming victory over Allen 
County cinched the Lady Tigers a spot in 
the playoffs and the Conference title. 

Taking time out of her busy schedule to 
reflect on the season, Head Coach Linda 
Hargrove mulled over several topics about 
her team. 

"The team I've had this year has been 
great. I've said it all year, and it's true, the 
sophomores on this team are the best in 
the conference," she said. 

That's a statement that comes with sup- 

"Everyone has played real well. Pam 
Fritz has been great scoring and reboun- 
ding. Ramona Ricketts leads the team in 
rebounds, while Latricia Fizgerald and 
Fawn Anderson have been great dishing 
out assists," said Hargrove. "Also, don't 
forget Angie Dulohery's good outside 
shooting, that opened up the inside game. 
And Arneetrice Cobb has played well at 
times in her first year at Cowley." 

How was the competition? 

"One thing I've noticed this year is that 
parity really hit the league. Every team 
has and had the chance to beat any team 
on any given night," Hargrove said. 

"Johnson County was the toughest team 
in our conference. Crowder, Allen County 
and a much improved Neosho were really 
tough. Also, K.C.( Kansas City Community 
College) was tough as usual. Especially, 
when we played there," she said. 

There were surprises in the competition, 

"Independance really surprised me with 
the fact that they didn't play well together, 
had very little depth and Dede Parker 
leaving their program really hurt them. 
The weakest team in our Conference was 
Ft. Scott," Hargrove continued. 

Wednesday night road trips have been 
an inconvenience for the team all season 
but some trips are more difficult than 

With the regular season over, the team 
looked toward playoffs and a new playoff 

"It's the first year for this new format. 
The top four teams from the East, West, 
and Independant conferences are seeded 

in a twelve team tourney. The top four * 
seeds get byes, then they play their first 
playoff game at home. The final eight 
teams play in Wichita at Friends Univer- 
sity, and the final winner goes on to 
Nationals inSentatbia, Miss." 

Heading into the playoffs nationally 
ranked, and with a shot at Nationals, you 
can bet Coach Hargrove is pleased with 
the season. But, she's building for next 
season, too. 

" Next year everyone involved with 
women's basketball in Kansas will know 
about Arneetrice Cobb. She'll be 'all 
everything.' And right now, I'm recruiting 
10 to 12 new players for next year. I'm con- 
centrating on Topeka, Wichita, and the 
Ark Valley League," she said. 

She's also hoping for fan support. 

"In the playoffs, and next season, I hope 
we continue to get the excellent support of 
the Ark City people," said Hargrove. 

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compete successfully in three college spor- 
ts. Angie Dulohery, sophomore, has been a 
key team member in volleyball, basket- 
ball, and Softball. 

The 1985 Campus High School graduate 
came to Cowley last year on a basketball 
scholarship, but that's not her favorite 

"I'm here on a basketball scholarship," 
she said, "but I enjoy playing softball 

Dulohery also participated in volleyball 
for one season. 

"She played a sub roll on the team, and 
she had very good fundamentals, "said 
Coach Linda Hargrove. 

Dulohery's family is also athletically in- 

"My brother, Jeff, is in high school and 
participates in basketball, baseball, and 
cross country," said Dulohery. 

Athletics has been a big part of her 

school life but teaching has probably been 
the strongest tie between Dulohery and the 
academic system. She comes from a long 
line of teachers. 

"My grandparents, aunt and uncle, and 
my mom teach so I think it is kind of 
hereditary," she said. 

And that's just what she wants to do. 

"I want to be a physical education 
teacher and hopefully a basketball and Sof- 
tball coach," said Dulohery. 

If her team's are as successful as her 
own sports career, Dulohery is certain to 
be a winner. She has recieved several 
awards in her sports career including Fir- 
st Team Ark Valley League, Andale All 
Tournament Team, and 5A State 
Honorable Mention in basketball. She was 
also awarded Second Team Region VI in 

Coach Linda Hargrove is positive about 
Dulohery's ability. 

"She is a really good shooter. She has 

also gone from playing post to playing for- 
ward to playing guard which is not easy," 
said Hargrove. 

Sports has enabled Dulohery to travel a 
little bit. 

"Last year we went to Arizona State 
University. We got to see the crater and 
the site where the movie Starman was 
filmed. I also met Darnel Valentine of the 
Blazers, a NBA basketball team, "said 

Dulohery also likes camping and music. 

"I enjoy camping and my favorite place 
to camp is Table Rock Lake in Missouri. I 
also love to listen to country music. ' ' 

Coach Debbie Davis thinks Dulohery is a 
good student. 

"She is a good student, she's very con- 
sciencious and gets her work 
time,"said Davis. 

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Men's Basketball 

Young team full of determination 

Following the Feb. 14 game against 
Allen County, the Tigers are riding on the 
crest of a five-game winning streak. One 
that Coach Ron Murphree hopes will carry 
them into and through the playoffs. 

"When you have a ball club as young as 
our basketball team and you're ex- 
periencing this kind of success late in the 
season, it can't do anything but help you," 
said Murphree. 

During the streak, the Tigers have 
beaten Johnson County, Kansas City, and 
Allen County at home. On the road they 
have won against Neosho County and 
Johnson County. Murphree cites con- 

fidence as the fuel that has been keeping 
the Tiger's fire burning. 

"I think we're playing with a lot more 
confidence," he said. "Winning streaks 
build confidence and it's obvious that has 
happened here." 

The young Tigers experienced trouble 
early in the season when they encountered 
road games the upper-echelon teams in the 
league. Winning on the road in the 
Jayhawk Conference is a luxury few teams 
can afford. The team was denied the 
luxury and their record reflected this fact. 

"One of the demoralizing things has 
been the fact that we have played so well 
on the road and we have nothing to show 

Time out 

Coaches Rob Alexander and Ron Murphree 
question a referee's call during the Kansas City 
Kansas ball game. With three seconds left an a 

14 point lead, the tension on the bench is still 
high. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

for it," Murphree said. 

At the present time, however, the Tigers 
are in line for one of the four playoff 
positions available. With two games 
remaining, they control their own destiny. 
How much success they enjoy will depend 
on how well they utilize their strengths. 
Their intensity and quickness have carried 
them this far and will be the key to unlock 
their playoff treasure chest. One thing 
Murphree notices is the need to improve on 
post defense. This is a must for any type of 
post-season success for the Tigers. 

Another thorn in the side for the team 
has been rebounding. Currently, the 
Tigers are last in the conference in reboun- 
ding. Six feet one inch tall Derrick Young 
is leading the Tiger's in rebounding. 

Is there a catalyst on the squad? 

"Derrick Young is the closest thing the 
Tigers have to a catalyst," he said. "Game 
in and game out, as Young has gone, we 
have gone." 

Looking to the future, the Tigers must 
find soneone to offset the loss of Young to 
graduation. It will be hard to replace 
Derrick, but Coach Murphree is already 
searching for a possible candidate. 

"We're going to go after a big player," 
he admits. "We're losing a very talented 
player, but hopefully we'll bring in some 
talent at that position." 

The 1986-87 version of the Cowley Tigers 
has brought an exiting brand of basketball 
into Ark City. With the bulk of the team 
being freshmen, one can only look forward 
to the possibilities next year. 

by Tom Ahrensmeyer 

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Tyrone Baldwin, business ad- 
ministration major and Tiger basketball 
player, makes no bones about what he 
wants out of life. 

Baldwin, who is the second youngest in a 
family of eight- one brother and six sisters- 
has high hopes of working for a major 
business. He came to Cowley from Pit- 
tsburgh Pennsylvania because he was 
recruited by Coach Ron Murphree. 

"I was contacted by a friend in Pitt, who 
knew we needed a 6-foot-6" power for- 
ward. That is how I got a hold of Baldwin," 
said Murphree. "Tyrone has a lot of ability 
to help the ball club in many ways. He 
needs to improve defensive play and his in- 
tense level. He will gain his associates 
degree and I hope to see him in four-year 
college play." 

Baldwin's career at Cowley is off to a 
positive start. He averages 15.5 points per 
game and is the game leader in rebounds 
averaging 6.2 per game. Baldwin was also 
chosen for the All-Tournament Team at 
the Pratt Classic. 

Assistant Coach Rob Alexander, like 
Head Coach Ron Murphree, has high hopes 
for Baldwin and seems impressed with his 
performance on the court. 

"Tyrone Baldwin has been blessed with 
an abundance of God-given talents. He is a 
very good player and when he gives 110 per 
cent effort he can be one of the most 
dominating players in our conference," 
said Alexander. "If Tyrone makes up his 

mind to become a great player in our prac- 
tices, I am sure he will be a prized 
possession for a good major college 
basketball program." 

Moving from a metropolis to a small 
Kansas town hasn't affected Baldwin's at- 
titude toward Arkansas City and Cowley 
too much. 

"I get homesick sometimes but my new 
friends help me feel at home. The people 
here are great," he said. "It's not heaven 
but it's definitely not hell." 

Playing in the National Basketball 
Association is a popular dream with Bald- 
win, who would like to play for the 
Philadelphia 76'ers. Unlike most athletes, 
who have a pro they look up to, Baldwin 
doesn't identify with anyone else. 

"I don't want to be like someone else, I 
like who I am," insists Baldwin. 

It's this fierce individualism that causes 
Baldwin to want to own his own business, 
hopefully in sporting goods. "Basketball 
has helped me get an education through 
my scholarship, and I plan to go as far as I 
can," Baldwin said. 

After graduating from Cowley next 
year, Baldwin plans to continue his 
education at an Eastern four-year college. 
And no matter whether he's playing 
basketball or running his own business, 
Baldwin will be striving for success. 

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"There, that's right. Tight but flexible." 

Leaning back in his chair, Chad Miner, 
freshman, flexes his fingers after taping 
up a strained calf muscle. 

"You are going to want to really baby it 
for the next few days, I mean it, don't put 
too much tension on those muscles or you 
could really end up doing some serious 
damage," said Miner. 

Becoming Cowley's athletic trainer was 
one of those "in the right place at the right 
time" deals for Miner. 

It just happened that one of Miner's 
friends was trying to get a sports trainer at 
the college, lucky deal for Miner. 

Paul Finkelman, sophomore, is a mem- 
ber of the Tiger baseball team. Finkelman 
made the switch to Cowley after attending 
his freshman year at a junior college in 

"I was really surprised when I came 
here and found out that the school had no 
sports trainer," said Finkelman. 

Finkelman set out to establish enough 
support to get one. 

"I talked to the other ball players, and 
they were all in favor of a trainer," he 

The next step for Finkelman was to talk 
to Ron Murphree, athletic director. 

"He agreed it was a good idea, but he 
didn't know where the money would come 
from to hire someone," Finkleman said. 

Here's where Miner fell into the "right 
place at the right time" deal. 

"Paul had a bad muscle spasm in his 

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semester and receives a grant-in-aid for his talent and help. (Photo 
by Wayne Gottstine) 

back one night and I worked it out for him. 
He thought it was great, and told me I was 
the man." 

But it wasn't enough for Finkelman to 
say this it. Others had to be convinced. 

"I talked to Doug Hunter, Rick Holman, 
and Ed Hargrove to see how they would 
react to me being the sports trainer. I 
guess they liked the idea because I got the 
job and a grant-in-aid for it, even," Miner 

The coaches benefit from the situation, 

"It was a good deal. It takes the pressure 
off us coaches if we don't have to take time 
out to tape," said Holman, men's baseball 

Hargrove, who is the women's softball 
coach, agrees with Holman. 

"Initially he'll be mainly for baseball, 
but as the need arises he will float into 
other areas," Hargrove said. 

Floating to other areas aleady is a con- 
cern for Holman. 

"I hope it won't create a problem in the 
spring when both Ed and I want him," he 

It was not just a heck of a backrub 
technique that got Miner the job. His 
background in high school left him with an 
above average amount of knowledge on 
human anatomy. 

"I've had psychology, physiology, 
anatomy, and Biology I and II in high 
school and here at Cowley I've taken Basic 
Anatomy and Physiology with Don 
Hastings," Miner said. 

So why the great interest in learning 
about all the unpronounceable things stuck 
inside the human body? 

"I was an athlete in high school, and un- 
fortunately, I was injured more than I 
played, so I got interested in all the 
medical jargon the doctors would feed 
me," Miner said. 

Medical talk is no longer just 'jargon' to 
Miner, his own personal library boasts of 
such titles as Dictionary of Rehabilitation 
Medicine, Complete Book to Athletic 
Taping Techniques, Complete Guide to 
Prevention and Treatment of Athletic In- 
juries, and Sports Health: The Complete 
Book of Athletic Injuries. 

Miner hopes that with his background 
and with future studies he can get a 
position on a health or fitness magazine or 
as a trainer for a professional football 

"What I really want is to write. With my 
knowledge of the human body (ha, ha) I 
hope to make it in journalism," he said. 

by Laura Moore 

Continued Page 




need it for their degree. There are those, 
for instance in elementary education who 
change their degree here to an Associate of 
Science degree (which doesn't require 
College Algebra) because they don't need 
College Algebra to finish their program 
elsewhere. In short, some go on to com- 
plete the requirement and some don't." 

Instead of College Algebra remaining a 
requirement for graduation, sophomore 
Julie Reed suggests an alternate math 
class like "Survival Math." According to 
Reed, the course would teach students to 
balance a checkbook, pay bills, fill out 


team that can explode on an opponent at 
any moment. Murphree is given to a far 
more passionate court side demeanor, and 
is not about to make any apologies for it. 

"That's the way I am and that's the way 
I coach. I'm a very emotional person when 
it 'comes to the game of basketball, and I 
become very much involved in what I am 
doing. And if it ever comes to a point where 
I can't do that, in a particular program, or 
because of health factors, or because I've 
lost interest, then it's time for me to stop 
coaching," says Murphree. "I think at 
times your emotions get more carried 
away than at other times, obviously." 

If you want to know who's winning or 
losing, look at the bench. The mood there is 
a barometer of the game status. 

Not all of the excitement is on the court. 
Often there's just as much excitement on 
the bench. 

by Terry Deffenbaugh/Steve Dye 

credit applications, establish a budget, 
and learn other math functions that are 
likely to be used in the student's lifetime. 

Phil Buechner, Cowley math instructor, 
has his own opinion on the idea. 

"I don't think everybody needs a sur- 
vival math course," he said, "but I think a 
lot of people do." 

Reed's argument against algebra, and 
that of many students faced with math dif- 
ficulties, is that unless a student intends to 
be a math instructor, engineer or a 
chemist, it will never be used after 

On the other hand, proponents of algebra 
say learning the math discipline will help 
develop logical thinking. Buechner sup- 
ports the mathematics proponents and of- 
fers students another reason for the im- 
portance of College Algebra. 

"The fact is, that in any field of 
specialization you have math ap- 
plications," he said. "If you are going into 
education, you have to take educational 
statistics courses. Those are application 
courses and many people cannot handle 
those applications unless they have a fun- 
damental background in performing math 
operations. They get this background in 
College Algebra. If a student looks only at 
the algebra course he is taking as an 
isolated case, then he's not seeing the 
whole picture." 

Pat Pruitt, sophomore agrees with 
Buechner on the importance of 

"By taking math courses, students are 
taught logical thought and they develop 
logical thinking skills," he said. "There 
are lots of calculations I can do much 
quicker than if I just knew something like 
basic math. With algebra, and 
trigonometry there are computations that 
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Pruitt is a student math tutor employed 
by the College to assist those who have dif- 
ficulties in the class. He attributes his 
talent to good genes which he has inherited 
from his parents. These cannot be con- 
fused with Levi's, although those less 
adept at math probably wish they could 
run out and buy "math genes." 

Pruitt says he has an innate ability to un- 
derstand algebra. 

"A lot of guys have good math ability. I 
think is is either that you have it or you 
don't," he said. 

In his experience as a tutor, Pruittsays 
it's obvious that some types of problems 
are more difficult for students than others. 
"Word problems blow people away," he 
said, "but they can overcome any hangups 
they might have with math if they are per- 

Students who use his help often catapult 
themselves through algebra. 

"The fact that they come to see me just 
about every time I work, means they're 
going to make it," he insists. 

That help is available from 1-2:30 p.m. 
Monday-Friday and from 7-9:30 p.m. on 
Sunday. During the week he holds in- 
formal tutoring sessions in the Learning 
Skills Lab in Renn Memorial Library and 
on Sunday he is in the Kansas Room. All 
tutoring is free to students. 

Before finishing college, most students 
will encounter algebra and the problems 
accompanying it. They can: 

• Quit school and find a job cleaning gar- 
bage cans for the rest of their natural life. 

• Use the help available, persevere, and 
go on to graduate with an Associate of Arts 
degree, or... 

• If all of the above fail, ask Him for 
help. It helps if you recite the following 
prayer from Lewis Grizzard's Shoot Low 
Boys, They're Riding Shetland Ponies, 
while swinging a sock full of miscellaneous 
household objects around your head. 

Lord, hear my anxious plea 
Algebra is killing me 

1 know not of 'X' or 'Y*. 

And probably won't until the day I die. 
Please, Lord, help me at this hour 
As I take my case to the highest power. 
I care not for fame nor loot, 
Just help me find one square root. 

by Tom Ahrensmeyer 

Cowley County Community College 


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Freshman Michelle Bair is the editor of the Pulse. Bair graduated from Winfield 
High School where she was active in journalism. She was in elemantary journalism 
her sophomore year, was on the yearbook staff two years and served as the editor her 
senior year. 

Bair works at Anthony's in Winfield and is majoring in Business Management. 

In her spare time Bair enjoys shopping, laying-out, fishing, partying and dancing 
when she gets around to it. 

Steve Dye is the associate editor of the Pulse magazine. He is currently a 
sophomore at Cowley majoring in journalism. 

Dye not only serves on the Pulse but is also the editor of the Cycle newspaper and 
works at the Arkansas City Traveler as a sports writer. 

In his spare time from school, Dye enjoys his dogs and playing his guitar with 
others. He graduated from Arkansas City High School and is married to Andrea 
(Hockenbury) Dye. 

Laura Moore, freshman, is the design editor of the Pulse. She graduated from Nor- 
thwest High School in Wichita where she was on yearbook staff for two years and 
editor for one. Her senior year she also edited her high school's magazine which is 
published at the end of each school year. 

Working out, riding her bike, reading and dancing are some of Moore's free-time 
activities but she rea lly doesn't have much free time. 

Photography editor Wayne Gottstine is a freshman from Atlanta, Ks., who grew up 
in Wichita and then moved to Atlanta where he finished his education attending Cen- 
tral of Burden High School. 

Wayne has always been interested in photography and took photography classes at 
Burden during his junior and senior years. 

Wayne's favorite thing to do is play his guitar, and the highlight of his week is when 
he goes to the Wagon Wheel bar on Wednsday nights to jam with other students. 

Being the Pulse business manager has given freshman Brian Smith some good ex- 
periences in dealing with people, business, and money. Smith plans to earn his major 
in business at The Wichita State University where he will be transfering in the fall. 

Smith is a graduate of Arkansas City High School, where he was active on the year- 
book staff. Besides his interest in business and journalism, Smith played tennis in 
high school and is one of Cowley's top players. 

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The Graduation issue of the Cowley 
County Community College and Area 
Vocational-Technical School PULSE 
was printed by Josten's Publications 
in Topeka, Kans. 

Paper stock is number one grade, 
80-pound gloss, with an eight and a 
half inches by 11 inches format. The 
cover is printed on Carolina stock. 

Using a magazine format. Volume 
Three, Number Four of the 1986-87 
PULSE includes 44 pages and features 
the people of the College. One 
thousand copies were printed and 
distributed in May, 1987. 

The PULSE is a quarterly student 
magazine and is produced as a 

laboratory project by the School 
Publications class. 

The PULSE is a member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press 
Association, Kansas Scholastic Press 
Association, Columbia Scholastic 
Press Association and Society of 
Collegiate Journalists. 

In 1986 the PULSE was rated the 
number two general interest college 
magazine in the nation and received 
a Medalist award from the Columbic 
Scholastic Press Association. 
Advertising rates are available upor 
request. Address all inquiries reqar 
ding advertising to the business 

In This Issue 

>ple Portraits/Administration . . 1 

APB on Elvin Hatfield 13 

JShelton 15 

Organizations 28 

ump Page 36 

'layoffs 38 

oftball 40 

taseball 42 

ennis 44 

Graduation 2 

Travels in Brazil 4 

Mary Wilson Retires 

The Blaze Craze 

May 1987 

Vol. Three rpNumber Four 

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Michelle Bair 


Rob Burton, A Man to Lean On 17 

Stacey Cover Tackles All 19 

The Incredible Journey of Kathy Gann 

2 1 

Another Picasso? .23 

Tommi Pietilainen 25 

Janine Well 27 


Kristi Adams 
Tom Ahrensmeyer 
Devon Bonfy 
-piSjtephanie Brunner 
April Houston- 7 
Layne Moore 
Julie Reedl I 
Denise Woods 


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Pat Pruitt 
Julie March 
Jeff Dziedzic 






May 9 marks the day the largest class 
ever to gather at Cowley crossed the stage 
for commencement exercises. 

Although it will be after finals are com- 
pleted and grades are tallied before they 
receive the diploma they have worked so 
hard to get, and in many cases have 
stayed up all night until their eyes were 
completely bloodshot from studying , each 
person who crosses the stage will receive 
the College Medallion in recognition of 
their efforts. 

Clint Lawson is one of the 262 students 
who will cross stage in the W.S.Scott 
Auditorium but this will not be the end of 
Lawson's education. 

"I'm going to Pittsburg State University 
to continue my education major and to 
hopefully get a Masters degree," said 

A two year education is not all Lawson 
recieved at Cowley. 

"As far as two years of education-it's 
been real good, but it's been more than 
that. I've learned to get involved and I 
have had opportunities I didn't get in high 
school," he said. 

Lawson was encouraged to come to 
Cowley by his parents who have worked at 
Cowley and he says he's glad he did. 

"It's also given me two years to get 
ready to go off to a four year college," said 

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Automotive student Daren Bannon is un- 
certain of his future plans after Cowley. 

"I may go to Pittsburg State University 
to further my education in the automotive 
field or I may just work on the farm and 
rebuild some engines," said Bannon. 

Bannon says he has benefited greatly 

from coming to Cowley. 

"I've had fun and made a lot of friends. I 
also thought I knew a lot but I've learned a 
heck of a lot down here, "said Bannon. 

Another graduate, Susanna Hewitt, 
plans to further her education toward a 
music degree in Wichita. 

Kassebaum named 
Commencement speaker 

No graduation is complete without a 
est speaker to deliver a "charge to the 
tss" and the 1987 Cowley com- 
sncement exercises included a speech 
an UnitedStates Senator Nancy Landon 
tssebaum of Kansas. 
lis a Kansan and the honorary chair- 
rson of the Committee On the future of 
mmunity Colleges, Kassebaum was a 
tural selection for the commencement 

Cassebaum, a mother of four and fbr- 
sr member of the Maize school board 
5 achieved two college degrees. The first 
s a bachelors degree in political science 
m the University of Kansas and the 
;ond a Masters in diplomatic history 
m the University of Michigan, 
Cassabaum has served as Deputy Per- 

manent Chairman for the 1984 Republican 
National Convention and a Temporary 
Chairman in the 1980 Republican National 
Convention. Her political aspirations were 
inspired by her father's political ac- 

Her father, Alfred M. Landon served as 
governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937 and 
was a Republican presidential nominee in 
1936. In the nine years Kassabaum has 
been in office she has served on numerous 
Congressional committees, including the 
Committee on Foreign Relations in the 
ranking minority of the African Affairs 
subcommittee, the Committee on Budget 
and a Select Committee on Ethics. 

Kassabaum% comments to the 262 
graduates was titled "Community 
Colleges: A Washington Perspective." 

"I'm going to Friends University to sing 
with the Singing Quakers and com- 
plete further my music degree," said 

Hewitt also believes she has gained 
more than just an education at Cowley. 

"Cowley has meant independence to me 
and my first step into my goals and 
meeting new people that have meant a lot 
to me," she said. 

For TNT president Jim Lynne, Cowley 
has aroused a bit of curiosity. 

"Being president of TNT has been an ex- 
perience," he said. "It's furthered my 
curiosity of people," said Lynne. 

Lynne is positive about Cowley in- 

"The instructors here are top notch, they 
really care about what happens to the 
students," he said. 

Education at Cowley doen't end at 
graduation for Julie Johnson. 

"I'm graduating with an Associates 
Degree in business administration but I 
plan to take some summer classes here 
then transfer to Southwestern (College)," 
said Johnson. 

The two years Johnson has spent at 
Cowley have had an impact on her life. 

"It (her time spent at Cowley) has been 
my key to freedom in the regards that it 
has opened so many doors such as in 
knowledge, being objective, accepting new 
challenges and I have grown so much," 
she said. "I feel Cowley has made me feel 
like a well rounded person due to the cour- 
ses offered here. Cowley has helped me en- 
tertain new thoughts and act on them." 

Her experiences at Cowley have 
ecouraged Johnson to take a plunge. 

"I've gotten my feet wet, now I want to 
dive in. I want to learn more,"said John- 

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Editor's note: Pulse staffer Denise Woods 
traveled to Brazil in March as a volunteer 
missionary along with 50 other Americans 
of the Southern Baptist faith in an 
evangelical group endeavoring to teach 
the Brazilian people the word of Jesus 
Christ. The following is an account on her 
journey to South America. 

After riding 15 hours in a plane to arrive 
in the wee hours of the morning in a 
foreign land thousands of miles from 
home, it's nice to receive some sort of 
welcome. We did, in droves. 

We knew that we would receive a 
greeting, but we didn't realize how ex- 
tensive it would be. 

Of course the first encounter we had with 
the Brazilian people was in customs, but a 
much more festive welcome was in order 
for us outside. 

Banners and singing Brazilian Baptists 
awaited us outside. The Brazilians were as 
eager to talk to us as we were to them, but 
the language barrier presented an im- 
mediate problem. It was quite evident that 
the extent of their knowledge of English 
was lodged firmly between a little and 
none. Our knowledge of Portuguese, their 
native tongue, was approximately the 
same, but a small book filled with tran- 
slations soon proved our mutual friend. 
Along with another, less literate friend, 
hand signals. 

Soon we were free-wheeling through the 
streets of Rio along with a plethora of 
careening mad men, affectionately known 
as "drivers" in Brazil. We were in a bus, a 
good thing, as they were the only safe 
things to ride in. Mostly through virtue of 
their size, they were too big to come to 
much harm in traffic. 

Don't take that as a recommendation for 

the Rio city busing service, our buses were 
charted. We were advised to steer clear of 
public busing, due to the number of rob- 
beries constantly taking place while they 
were in transit. The traffic was dangerous 
enough, we didn't need any problems with 

In Brazil, they use their horns for three 
things-to communicate their intentions in 
turning or changing lanes; to let other 
drivers know where they are; and to give 
pedestrians a brief warning just before 
mowing them down. 

...they call us 

crazy American 


There were often three cars in two lanes 
with motorcyclists splitting the narrow 
gaps in between, all in a no-speed-limit 
frenzy to obliterate each other in giant 
horn honking crashes. And they called us 
crazy American drivers. 

After a brief respite to unpack and 
refresh ourselves, we met for a huge bar- 
becued meal that left us rolling away from 
the tables and off to see the Brazilian 

We went to the Corcovado Hill-Tijuce 
National park to veiw the 38 meter statue 
of Christ the Redeemer. The tremendous 
statue weighs 1,145 tons, and overlooks the 
city from its 710 meters high vantage 

point, easily visible for miles. 

The next morning we embarked on the 
real reason that had brought us to South 
America, and moved from the hotel in Rio 
to the Catholic Retreat Center where we 
would reside for the next week, witnessing 
the word of Jesus Christ to the nationals. 

Culture shock set in. For starters, they 
don't bother to put screens on their win- 
dows. If the windows are open, they're 
open. This is to please the native 
mosquitoes, who thrive on delicacies 
easily found in Brazil, high humidity and 
the people who have their windows open 
constantly because of the high humidity. 
This was no small concern, some varieties 
of South American mosquitoes carry more 
deadly diseases than I care to detail. 
Cockroaches were abundant as well, but at 
least the cockroaches didn't crawl in my 
shoes. Only because they were too big to 
fit, but still, it was a small victory. 

As we traveled through the city, 
Brazillian facts of life confronted us. Many 
South Americans there obviously place 
very little value on life, especially lives 
other than their own. We traveled in large 
groups, as some Brazilians were anti- 
social to the extent that if they asked for 
something and you didn't have it, they 
were as likely to kill you in haste and 
casually walk away as to say something 
like "Thanks anyway." No kidding. 
Valuables came in handy, you could 
bargain for your life with them. Without 
them, you might not have a life. 

We often felt in particular danger, as 
people from the United States are con- 
sidered rich in South America. As a 
precaution, we dressed as plainly as 
possible and tried to avoid drawing at- 
tention to ourselves. We avoided all of the 
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our group was robbed, and only one fell 
victim to the mosquitoes. 

The Brazilian's idea of us being rich was 
true to an extent, but also false. True in the 
sense that we had more money than most 
of the nationals, but most of us would not 
have been there if it had not been for the 
Wellspring Foundation, an organization 
formed recently to send volunteer 
missionaies on two-week mission trips to 
other countries. We only had to pay $290, 
and the organization picked up the rest of 
the tab. Wellspring was working in af- 
filiation with International Crusades of 
Dallas, Tex., who planned the trip. 

International Crusades had been invited 
by evangelical churches in Brazil to par- 
ticipate in a crusade involving American 
Christians. The Brazilians think that the 
Christians from the United States are 
"angels in heaven," and several of the 
Brazilians expressed their thanks with the 
opinion that the crusade could not have 
succeeded without us. We were the ticket 
inside many Brazilian homes that would 

not have accepted or listened to fellow 
Brazilians working on their own. The 
Brazilians felt honored to have Americans 
in their house, and were most hospitable. 
They shared cakes and cookies with us of- 
ten, and the Brazilian drink, Guarana. 
They also have Coca Cola and coffee, 
which they are obviously quite ac- 
customed too. They serve their coffee in a 
cup about half the size of an average 
American coffee cup. Not to worry, 
however, they make up for the lack of 
liquid with the preponderance of caffeine. 
I thought for sure I would find coffee beans 
in the bottom of one cup I managed to get 

At the church we worked at during the 
week, we met the pastor and began our 
witnessing with the people. Com- 
munication was slow at first, but the 
children who came to me were patient, and 
we soon acheived success by com- 
municating with hand signals and phrases 
from our translation book. And when the 
adults saw the children could com- 

Taking a chance 

Surrounded by the safety of our Brazilian frien- 
ds, they insist on taking us to a large super- 
market by city bus. 

municate, they increased their efforts un- 
til we were also able to witness to them. 

We found that the Brazilian people take 
their belief in God very seriously. They 
know their Bible as well as a carpenter 
knows his tools. Even the young people 
were equipped to find the answers to all 
their problems in the Bible. 

The Brazilian people eagerly accepted 
salvation, few declined. And yet I could not 
help but be impressed by the overt sin- 
cerity of their acceptance. They would not 
accept salvation without eschewing 
drinking alcohol and smoking. 

But some would not accept God because 
he wasn't the devil. Satan worship is a fast 
growing religion in Brazil. At night, 
walking down the streets of Brazil you 
could hear their drums beating, and chan- 
ts calling for demons. 

Most Americans don't believe in 
demons, much less demon possession, but 
in Brazil it is real. Driving at night, you 
can see demon sacrifices of small animals 
taking place along side of the roadway, un- 
der trees and beside walls. But 497 people 
accepted salvation in our church, and a 
total of 8,420 received Jesus Christ as their 
savior in the crusade. 

Their sincerity made it difficult to leave, 
they were such loving and caring people. 
The inevitablility of leaving, having to say 
goodbye to our new found Brazilian frien- 
ds, was the worst part of the trip. During 
the week, we had walked together, wit- 
nessed together, sweated and sang 

We pulled ourselves away from the 
Brazilians who we had grown so close to. 
But we found solace in the consolation that 
we would see each other in heaven, and we 
would all speak the same language there. 

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Retirement. It's kind of like graduation. 
You give up a routine for a new routine. 

Years ago Mary Wilson, secretarial 
sciences instructor, went from graduation 
of college to teaching. The routine didn't 
change much. It was really just a matter 
of which side of the desk she was on. Now, 
she's leaving the classroom and that will 
mean a switch in routines. 

"Saying good-bye to Cowley is not easy, 
it was an especially hard decision to 
retire," she said. 

Wilson started teaching on the high 
school level. She taught for six years and 
then made the move to Cowley County 
Community College 32 years ago. 

"It was more of a challenge to teach 
college students, especially since we get 
more older students. They know why they 
are here. They have more enthusasium 
about school," said Wilson. 

Wilson has the qualifications for the 
position. She holds a degree in Business 
Administration from Southwestern 
College in Winfield. She has her Masters of 
Science from Emporia State University 
and carries graduate hours from the 
University of Wyoming, Emporia State 
University, Pittsburg and Wichita State 

"It's difficult to stay up to date. New 
things come out and are introduced. It also 
requires some training to learn the new 
equipment," said Wilson. 

She attended seminars and took courses 
in summer school to keep up to date on 
both the subject matter and the equipment 

"If I had two people apply for the same 
with the exact same qualifications, I 
would hire the one from Cowley County 
Community College" -Bob Mathews 

being used in offices. 

Staying up to date is something Wilson 
has been working on since she came to 
Cowley and tackled the secretarial depart- 
ment to modernize it. 

The department went from manual 
typewriters to electric typewriters. They 
also brought in word processors and com- 
puters along with electronic calculators. 
Wilson is proud of the changes. 

"I have been told that we have the best 
equipment in the state," said Wilson. 

However, with the most modern, up-to- 
date equipment in the department, studen- 
ts still have to work hard in the secretarial 
classes to succeed. 

Wilson has a reputation for being tough. 
It's one she has earned by intent. 

"Although I expect a lot from the studen- 
ts, I feel it pays to require high standards. 
The students appreciate it after they get 
out on the job," she said. 

Wilson co-sponsors Phi Beta Lambda 

with fellow instructor Joe Isaacson and 
she expects high standards from the club 
members as well. 

The members made Wilson's last year 
as Phi Beta Lambda sponsor a real suc- 
cess. The club brought home 11 awards 
from state competition with two Is, five 2s, 
three 3s and one recognition in Who's Who 
in Kansas PBL. 

The club also visited area businesses to 
see what the job is really like. They also 
found out how much Wilson's teaching is 
appreciated by employers. 

"I was told from a business woman 
downtown, that it is a common practice to 
hire a student from Mary Wilson over 
others applying for the same job," said 
Barbara Miner, club member and second 
year secretarial student. 

Bob Mathews, executive vice-president 
at the Union State Bank confirms what 
Miner heard. 
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With all this success Wilson has a depar- 
tment to be proud of when she leaves. But 

Mary Wilson will clear her desk at Cowley off 
for the last time at the end of this academic 
year. Wilson is retiring after 32 years of 
teaching secretarial science here and will be 
remembered for her well-trained students by 

enjoying activities will be a part of 
Wilson's retirement. 

She would like to be more involved in 
music through music clubs, church choir 
and maybe Sweet Adelines. She also wants 
to participate with senior citizen's groups. 

Wilson has plans to travel the New 
England states and maybe take a cruise. 

Even though she is retiring, a part of her 

the business community. Wilson also spon- 
sored Phi Beta Lambda, a business fraternity at 
the College and her students have consistently 
taken top awards at the state contests of that 
group. (Photo by Jeff Dziedzic) 

will always be present at Cowley. 

"I will continue to have interest in the 
success and progress of the business 
department and Cowley County Com- 
munity College as a whole," she said. 

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Lynne, who wears an academic challenge 
jacket. "It's nice that they reward studen- < 
ts for academics, too." 

by Devon Bonfy 

A blaze of 
orange glory 

How many times has a blaze of orange 
caught your eye? It's a common enough 
occurence. The blaze of orange is likely a 
Cowley jacket and they are seemingly 

The jackets are one of the things people 
in the community most widely associate 
with the College and that's the intended 
result of the jackets. 

Any student who is a full time student on 
scholarship or grant is awarded a jacket at 
the completion of a semester of work. 
Jackets are given to athletes, spirit squad 
members, presidential honor roll students, 
journalism students, vocal and in- 
strumental music students, and people 
who participate in dramatics and 
academic challenge competitions. 

The idea of having a jacket program was 
the brainchild of Linda Hargrove, who got 
the idea at Towne East Square in Wichita. 

"I was tired of seeing other college's 
jackets in Towne East, now there are a few 
of ours up there, too," she said. 

After she proposed the jacket idea, a 
committee was formed to develop the 
jacket program. The committee arrived at 
a color, the design of the jackets and pat- 

"A lot of the coaches and sponsors have 
the students fulfill an obligation, if they 
don't they have to pay for them. There 
have been less than 10 in four years that 
have had to be returned because students 
haven't fulfilled that obligation," said Sid 
Regnier, vice-president of administration. 

The bright orange color of the jackets 
work to the advantage of the College. 

"One reason we selected the orange 
jackets rather than black is because they 
stand out. The students who have the 
jackets are the ones who are involved at 
the College and are our best represen- 
tatives," said Linda Puntney, jacket com- 
mittee member. "You can see them for a 
block away." 

The program has been in action since the 
1983-84 school year. Since the beginning, 
582 jackets have been awarded at an in- 
dividual cost of $55 each. That's more than 
$32,000 committed to orange jackets and 
that's one form of advertising money most 
people feel is well spent. 

Leonard Barnhill, instrumental music 
instructor said, "It's a good feeling to see 
them (students) get off the bus on a tour 
with their jackets on. It's kind of like the 
FFA jackets, it puts the bunch together," 
said Leonard Barnhill, instrumental music 
instructor. Regnier sees the jacket 
program as a good addition to the College. 

"It puts color on campus and in ac- 
tivities and gives a feeling of unity," said 

Unity is not the only thing the jackets 
promote, they also promote the College 
and the students who are involved in ac- 

"Giving the orange jackets to students is 
a nice thing the College does," said Jim 

An actor 


for president 

You might think it's too soon to be 
thinking about our country's next 
president. After all, the 1988 elections are a 
year away. 

Wrong. You have to bear in mind that 
those politicians who fancy themselves 
candidates for the United State's top 
position - both those with popular support 
as well as those of the self-appointed 
messiah variety - are thinking about the 
next presidential election. They have been 
for some time for that matter, which 
already gives them a bigger jump than 
should be tolerated on us, the voters. 

If we aren't careful, we're going to wind 
up with a politician as president. 

Scary, isn't it? 

We, as responsible voting citizens, have 
to remember that we made our decision 
clear in the past two presidential elections. 
Our mandate, if you will. 

Americans don't want a politician, no 
matter how capable. We want a good, com- 
petent character actor. 

Ronald Reagan has been the most 
popular president since John Kennedy 
(himself a pretty fair actor), but the 22nd 
ammendment knocks Reagan out of the 
running in 1988, and it appears doubtful 
that the bureaucrats in Washington will 
repeal the ammendment as has been 
suggested. So our lovable, often senile, for- 
mer co-star-with-a-monkey type leader 
will sadly have to move out of the White 

And as responsible voters, we must 
begin to consider the options for his suc- 
cessor. One option - actual working 
politicians with all or most of their 
facilities remaining - has to be scrapped 
immediately. Gary Hart, Bob Dole, Alan 

Cranston and the like are simply not 
photogenic enough to take the stage after 
Reagan. They also tend to be well spoken 
and to a degree charismatic (like 
Reagan), but alas, they are com- 
prehensible and often show signs of 
retaining all of their mental facilities 
(unlike Reagan). 

So that simply won't do. 

No, we need an actor. And even there the 
possibilities are limited - a good actor sim- 
ply wouldn't do, not in Reagan's shadow. A 
competent character actor is the solution. 

Americans don't 
want a politician, 
no matter how 

capable. We 

want a good, 

character actor. 

And Fred McMurray is obviously the 
man for the job. 

That's right, Stephen Douglas from My 
Three Sons. 

Don't scoff, he's our man. 

First of all, Fred McMurray is the kind 
of guy who can command respect from 
both our allies and our enemies abroad. 
Anyone who could handle as volatile a con- 
frontation as Chip and Ernie fighting over 
who would wash the dog could handle those 
Middle East terrorists with ease. 

Also, Fred McMurray is a strong 
authoritarian, who would eschew the 
delegation of tasks that has caused 
Reagan such grief. He would opt instead to 
avoid a large cabinet of advisors, 
preferring instead to expunge policies on 
his own. With a little help from Uncle 
Charlie, of course. 

Fred McMurray in 1988. 

We could do a lot worse, and we probably 

by Sieve Dye 



Dr. Gwen Nelson 

Sid Regnier 

Vice-president of Administration 
Walt Mathiasmeler 

Dean of Instruction 

Board of Trustees has busy year bearing the burden of a 

Weighty decision 

In most years, the addition of a new dor- 
mitory and dealing with questions of com- 
munity college goverance in the state 
legislature would qualify as fairly major 
tasks for the Cowley County Community 
College Board of Trustees to undertake. 

This year however, questions of student 
housing and governance have all paled 
beside the most important endeavor 
Cowley trustees have dealt with in almost 
two decades. 

They have been looking for a president. 

Long time President Dr. Gwen Nelson 
will step down as Cowley's leader in 
August, and the search for a successor has 
preoccupied the board. 

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees 
Albert Bacastow said that the naming of a 
new president for the College ranks 
amoung the most significant decisions a 
board could ever make at an institution, as 
the impact of the decision will be long 

"The progress of our presidential search 
is the most important thing we'll do our en- 
tire time on the board, it's probably one of 
the most important things a board would 

ever do," Bacastow said. 

The board enlisted the help of the 
Association of Community College 
Trustees, hiring an ACCT search team to 
assist in the evaluating of the candidates. 
The College received 88 applications for 
the position. The ACCT search team 
narrowed the list of candidates to 15, then 
a citizen's advisory council comprised of 
members of the Cowley community 
decided on a final five in March. The 
trustees will make the final selection on 
their own. 

Harold Walker, a member of the board 
who was also one of the trustees most 
responsible for hiring Nelson 19 years ago, 
said that hiring Nelson's successor is 
likely the most important undertaking the 
board has been involved with since hiring 

The trustees met with the final five can- 
didates for the position in the final week of 
April and the first week of May, and the 
candidates toured the campus. 

"If everything goes as scheduled, we 
should be able to name a president shor- 
tly," Walker said. 

Questions of governance legislation have 
also commanded a great deal of the 
trustees' attention. Over the past two 
years, state legislators have been con- 
sidering measures that would fun- 
damentally change the way that the 
College is run. 

In the fall semester, an orchestrated 
move on the part of community college of- 
ficials for a governing board designed 
specifically for community colleges and 
vocational schools died from a lack of sup- 
port from outside the community college 

The Community College Funding Task 
Force, of which Walker was a member, 
submitted proposals to the State Board of 
Education that included several funding 
issues along with a proposal that would 
have removed state governance of com- 
munity colleges from the Board of 
Education. The proposal called for the im- 
plementation of a state board expressly 
designed to address the problems and con- 
cerns of community colleges and 
vocational technical schools. 


Inspection tour 

The Board of Education adopted the fun- 
ding proposals, which are slated to in- 
crease funding for community colleges in 
yearly increases starting in the neigh- 
borhood of 9 million dollars above what 
they formerly received, but left the gover- 
nance proposal on the cutting room floor. 

Bills introduced in the state legislature 
later in the school year resulted in a great 
deal of concern for the trustees. Two 
measures were introduced that also would 
have resulted in a radical change in com- 
munity college governance, but far from 
reflecting the desires of community 
college affiliates, the bills would have 
meant disaster for Cowley County. 

Both measures would have placed 
governance of the College in the hands of 

the State Board of Regents, who oversee 
the state's four year universities. But they 
would have left the governance of 
vocational-technical schools under the 
Board of Education, effectively splitting 
Cowley County Community College from 
the Area Vocational-Technical School. 
Such a move would have made it virtually 
impossible to conduct business as one 

The first of the bills, House bill 2102, fell 
from favor quickly as the venhemence of 
the reactions community college officials 
blew through the legislature like a cold 
wind. A second bill, an offshoot of the first 
known as the Braden bill, gained both ac- 
ceptance and momentum at first. The bill 
was passed by the State House of 

Looking over the construction progress of the 
new dormitory, members of the Board of 
Trustees held a special meeting in early April 
to inspect the facility before accepting it as 
"substantially complete." (Photo by Jeff Dzied- 

Representatives, but rolled to a halt in the 
Senate. The Senate Education Committee 
decided instead to commit the issue to fur- 
ther study, and refered the bill to an in- 
terim committee. 

"Goverance on a state level has been a 
very big issue this year in the state 
legislature. But when the smoke all 
cleared away it was referred to an interim 
committee for another year of study," 
Walker said. 

The question of community college 
goverance has been a looming question 
mark for close to two decades, but it ap- 
pears that an answer is at least another 
year away. 

In what would have been at the top of the 
list of accomplishments for the trustees in 
most years falls farther down this year, 
but the completed construction of a new 
dormitory on campus can hardly go 
without mentioning. 

The eleventh building on the Cowley 
campus will hold 40 students, allieviating 
housing problems caused by the in- 
creasing enrollment numbers at Cowley. 

"That's been a major project as well this 
year," Walker said. 

by Steve Dye 

Albert Bacastow 

Board Chairman 
Bill Curless 
Dr. Charles Kerr 
Joe McFall 
Terry Tidwell 
Harold Walker 

Name that Aud-Gym 

Phil Campbell and Danny Fisk put the finishing 
touches on the letters on the auditorium 
following Board of Trustee action which named 
the facility in honor of W.S. Scott, long time 
College employee. (Traveler photo) 


Elvin Hatfield 

Gerald Anderson 
Computer Science 

Leonard Barnhill 
Instru. Music 

Robert Boggs 
Auto Mechanics 

Robert Brennaman 

Elaine Brown 

Hum. Chairperson 
Phil Buechner 

Natural Science 

Marsha Carr 
Work Ethics 

Ben Cleveland 

Sue Darby 

Debra Davis 

Social Science/Volleyball Coach 
Stan Dyck 

Social Science 
Ed Hargrove 

Dir. Fin. Aid. Softball Coach 
Linda Hargrove 

Dir. Admis. /Women's Basketball 

Don Hastings 

Natural Science 
Elvin Hatfield 

Police Science 
Norm Hearn 

Related Courses 
Sharon Hill 

Drama /English 

Carol Hobaugh-Maudlin 

Social Science 
Charles Hungerford 

Doug Hunter 

Joe Isaacson 


Conrad Jimison 

Kenneth Judd 

Vocal Music 
Pat Lawson 

Dir. Development 
Melba Maechtlen 


Betty Martin 

Dir. Learning Resources Center 
Jim Martin 

Related Courses 
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Social Science 


Campus law enforcement officers are of- 
ten seen around campus but the person 
behind the program, Elvin Hatfield, may 
not be as easily recognized. 

Hatfield has been in charge of the Police 
Science program for 14 years and is quick 
to admit he likes his job. 

"I basically changed over because of a 
new challenge," said Hatfield. 

The careers Hatfield prepares his 
students for range from crime lab work to 
traffic officers. 

The job related programs that Hatfield 
uses in his career instruction are com- 
binations of practical experience on cam- 
pus, and off. He also uses law enforcement 
workshops and some observational prac- 

During first semester, Hatfield held a 
seminar for his trainees. Area law en- 
forcement officers presented the program 
as an educational experience for the 
students but this also meant training hours 
for the officers. The program was an 
awareness of sexual abuse of spouse, 
adults and children. 

"We had some experts from Oklahoma 
who do nothing but deal with these types of 
cases," said Hatfield. 

Campus related work is also a part of the 
campus building and property. They can 
give parking violations in the day. 

"The students have the basic power to 
arrest a citizen," said Hatfield. 

Hatfield says that teaching law en- 
forcement is easier because the students 
have a love for the job, "the person has to 
have a desire and then I enhance it." 

Safety is the name of the game and for 
both professional police officers and for 
Cowley police science trainees. Hatfield 
has stood on both sides of the line. 

Enhancing the students life and 
knowledge of police work, Hatfield also 
enhances the lives of each of his family 

The Hatfield family includes his wife 
Dixie, daughter Tiffany, 15; and Tabatha, 
10. According to Hatfield activities and 
hobbies of the family include vacationing, 
fishing, reading and "a little golf." 

His family was glad when he left police 
work to become a teacher. 

"They loved it," he said, "no more 
working nights." 

by Michelle Bair 



On Elvin Hatfield 



Cowley Cop 

Teaching in a profession ho was onco a part of, 
Elvin Hatfiold sharos his knowlodgo with his 
police scionco students. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 


Ron Murphree 

Ath. Dlr./Mon's 
Baskotball Coach 

Miko Nicholas 
Natural Scionco 

Poggy Paton 

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Ron Pruitt 

Linda Puntnoy 

Dir. of Public Rolatioi 

Susan Rush-Johnston 

W.S. Scott 

Dir. of Guidance 

Paul Stlrnaman 
Social Sciences 

Chris Volleweider 
Learning Skills Lab 

Larry Swalm 

Computer Science 
Richard Tredway 

Bus. Tech. 

Joan Warren 

Special Programs 

Nat./Soc. Sciences 

Charles White 


Mary Wilson 
Sec. Science 

Danny Fisk 
Ruene Gage 
Joycelyn Goff 
Jerry Hewitt 

Alice Hobus 
Joyce Holloway 
Terry Hutchinson 
Kenneth Hynd 

3ud Shelton 




Cowley's Mr. Clean 

A two-time mayor of Ark City, father of 
three girls and winner of Winfield's 
honarary citizen award finds added ap- 
preciation at Cowley. 

Bud Shelton, director of buildings and 
grounds, is an all-around people person. 

"At Cowley I get an opportunity to ob- 
serve people. I like to be with people. I like 
to represent people. I get the opportunity 
to see students come into the college, much 
of the time inmature, and by the time they 
get through Cowley they are mature and 
ready to go to a four-year college and 
make great lives for themselves," said 
Shelton. "I'm around people all the time 
and I'm a people lover, I could not be a 

Pinpoint the spot 

Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Bud 
Shelton inspects the ceiling of the Nelson 
Student Center while Bob Juden looks on. 
(Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

mountain man." 

Shelton served as mayor of Ark City in 
1975 and in 1983. College President Gwen 
Nelson made a statement that Shelton says 
has stuck in his mind for years. 

"Part of being a people person is being 
an elected official of the city, said Shelton. 
"Doc Nelson said something many years 
back and it has really hung with me. 'If 
you've lived in a community and you've 
taken from it, it is always good if you can 
give back to that community.' I feel ser- 
ving on the city commision is one way I 
can give back to this community, "said 

Shelton's family is also actively involved 
in the school. His wife and two daughters 
attend Cowley and for this he says he is 
truly grateful. 

"Two of my daughters are now at- 
tending Cowley. My wife has taken many 
courses here and at this present time she, I 

think, has 21 credit hours, she wouldn't 
have had the chance to further her 
education if it weren't for Cowley. She and 
I got married at a fairly young age and 
Cowley has given her a chance to further 
her education here. So that's another 
reason why I think Cowley is great," said 

Shelton was named Winfield's Honorary 
Citizen Award proving he is appreciated 
by people. 

"In 1978 1 got a honorary citizen's award 
from the city of Winfield, for working very 
hard on the commision to get the two cities 
closer together," he said. "I settled the 
dog-mental fights that they had had 
before, so they made me an Honorary 
Citizen of Winfield, and I'm very proud of 

by April Houston 

Jane Judd 
Bob Juden 
Lisa Kahrs 
Imogene Leach 
Ben LeClair 
Cheryl McCully 

Carriasco McGilbra 
Sue Morris 
Jim Nash 
Libby Palmer 
Marcy Patrick 
Judy Rhodes 

Ray Schwartz 
Bud Shelton 
Wanda Shepherd 
Leann Sturd 
Jackie Wilson 
Virgil Watson 

Seduction of Abigail 

Professor Michaels, played by Bob Juden "lays 
one on" Abigail Abbot, played by Kathy Gann. 
Juden was the only staff member to participate 
in the spring play, "Mother is a Freshman" and 
accepted the role at the last minute when the 
leading male role dropped out. (Photo by Pat 




Rob Burton 

Helping others 

"// / can't make 'em happy, 
then I'll quit." 

Robert Burton is one of those people who 
is always helping others. It's something 
that comes naturally for this Cowley 

"I've always enjoyed helping people. I 
think I get it from my dad," Burton said. 

Burton comes from a large family, he is 
number six out of seven children. Burton 
has one brother and five sisters he jokingly 
refers to as his "parents' daughters." 

According to Burton, his family has 
always been a close-knit one, which has 
contributed to the way Robert feels abut 
helping people. 

"Dad was always helping us kids or 
somebody when we were little," Burton 
will tell you. "We've always been really 

Burton graduated from Wichita North 
High School. During his high school years 
he was a campus leader. 

"My parents always told me I'd be a 
leader, I didn't think I could do it," Burton 

But his doubtfulness proved to be wrong. 
Burton was a member of MADD (Mothers 
Against Driving Drunk) and SADD 
( Students Against Driving Drunk ) . He was 
also a member of the North High Black 
Student Union, and was instrumental in 
the organization of the Job Corps at North 

which helps high school students find jobs. 
He also played basketball for the North 
High Redskins for four years and was 
named All-City. 

It was by way of basketball recruiting 
that he came to Cowley but he has con- 
tinued to help people and to be a leader. 

As chairman of the Project Care Social 
Committee, Burton gets students involved 
with the community and "keeps them out 
of trouble." Currently, he is trying to 
collect outstanding debts from loans 
Project Care has made to students. 

"They tell me I'm supposed to be hard- 
nosed but I think I'm soft," Burton said. 

This is another quality he inherited from 
his father. 

"But they (the students) will pay up," he 

Even though Burton is soft-hearted, he 
has times when he has to be stern, like 
when collecting debts. He says he 
inherited that from his father, too. 

"Dad was always soft-hearted with 
everyone except me. He tanned my hide," 
Burton laughed. 

When Burton isn't helping people or 
meeting them, he can probably be found 
doing the two things he enjoys most; wat- 
ching television and eating chocolate chip 


Robert Burton 

"This one's for you, Virg." Robert Burton 
presents a plaque to Director of Student Life 
Virgil Watson at his retirement dinner in the 
Nelson Student Center. (Photo by Jeff Diiediic) " 

"I love to watch 'Thundercats' and the 
'Transformers'. I used to watch cartoons 
every Saturday morning with my little " 
sister," Burton said. 

With a laugh characteristic of him, Bur- 
ton added that he would like to see the 
'Superfriends' put back on television. 

But cookies and cartoons don't compare 
when it comes to spending time with his 

"I love to go fishing with my dad, we sit 
around and talk. He's a really good friend 
to me. It's almost like we're brothers in- 
stead of father and son." 

After finishing school at Cowley, Burton 
would like to travel around and take time 
to decide what to do next. Majoring in com- 
puter science, he says he's indecisive 
about where to go to school next. 

The one thing he holds high on his list of 
priorities is making people happy. 

"If I can't make 'em happy, then I'll < 
quit," he said. 

by Stephanie Brunner 

Kristi Adams 
Thomas Ahrensmeyer 
Brian Albertson 
Fawn Anderson 
Holli Anderson 

Jamie Anderson 
Tina Anderson 
Michael Armster 
Gregg Atkinson 
Chris Baber 

Michelle Bair 
Terry Baker 
Todd Ball 
Nick Ballarini 
Lynn Ballard 

I '■■ mmmi ^m^^ 



Robert Burton 
Samantha Cain 

Cowley jazz band member Mark Buechner 
plays along with professional jazz musician 
Clark Terry. Terry was brought to the area by 
the Arkansas City Arts Council, the high school 
and the College. He performed in a concert 
with the Cowley jazz band and the Ark City 
High School band March 10, 1987. (Traveler 

Gay Balmer 
Dwayne Bolsters 
Jim Barnthouse 

Jenny Bauler 
Nancy Beach 
Mason Begley 

Richard Behrens 
Wanda Beirig 
Jeff Bernhardt 

Cathy Betzen 

Pat Betzen 
Karla Blake 

Devon Bonfy 
Ken Brewer 
Ed Brooks 

Don Brown 
Stephanie Brunner 
Mark Buechner 


UlpU*^ Stacey Cover 

Stacey Cover 

Knowing where to begin with Stacey 
Cover is no easy task. 

This Cowley sophomore is involved in a 
plethora of organizations, from VICA to 
Campus Christian Fellowship. Cover is 
well known on the Cowley campus. She's a 
native of Ark City and graduated from 
Hillcrest Academy in 1985. Cover comes 
from a very close-knit family, and is the 
youngest of four children. 

"I'm the baby by I6V2 years," she said. 

Though the Cover family is spread out 
all over the country, they still remain close 
to one another. 

"I think they're the greatest people in 
the whole wide world," she says of her two 
older sisters and older brother. 

One of the organizations Cover is in- 
volved with heavily is ADAAC, the Alcohol 
and Drug Abuse Awareness Council. It 
was not just an arbitrary choice on her 
part to become involved with ADAAC. 

"About a year ago there were several 
accidents that were abuse related that 
really hit close to home for me. I decided 
then that I had to do something," she said. 
Since that time, Cover has been in- 
strumental in getting a non-alcoholic club 
for young people in Ark City going. 

Paul Calvert 
Jamie Carlton 
Melinda Chapman 
Christian Chappell 
Henri Chatman 
Diane Chilcott 
Kelly Clark 

Karen Clay 
Debbie Cole 
Tim Collmann 
David Colquhoun 
Daniel Cook 
Stacey Cover 

Felicia Cox 
Catherine Craig 
Cliff Cunningham 
John Dalton 
RaNae Damron 
Cricket Davi* 
Gina DeCaudres 

"A friend from Arkansas asked me what 
we do around here if we don't drink or do 
drugs, and I said there wasn't anything. So 
we got to brainstorming and there came 
the idea for the NAB club." 

Another Cowley organization Cover is in- 
volved in is VICA. She is parlimentarian 
and a member of the opening and closing 
team. Cover got involved in VICA because 
at one time she considered going into 
plastics engineering and designing toys. 
But since then she is considering a career 
in art therapy. Art therapy involves 
working in hospitals and mental hospitals 
with the patients and sometimes doing in- 
terior decorating. 

Cover wants most to work with children. 

"I think kids are the best people in the 
world. Their minds haven't been corrupted 
yet by prejudices. They're color blind and 
they don't stay mad for a long time. They 
haven't learned to hate yet," she said. 
"But," she added, "they can throw some 
hefty tantrums, too." 

Children are something Cover truly 
loves. When she's not working on one of 
her many projects, she babysits. 

The first thing you'll notice about Cover 
is that she is always smiling. She's 

basically a happy person. 

"It's mostly because of my faith. I have 
no doubts about my destiny or whatever 
may come. Also, my parents have taught 
me to have a very positive outlook on life. I 
know I can't let the bad things get me 
down. I just blow them off. Another reason 
is just because I like to have fun! " 

Faith in God is something that is very 
important to Cover. She attributes that 
winning smile on her face to what God has 
given her. She is active in her church 
where she works with the college and 
career class at her church, and with the 
youth program with junior high and high 
school students. 

Another important thing to Cover is 
music. A member of CowleyCos and Choir, 
Cover like to perform but she also loves to 
just listen to music. 

"I like to listen to all kinds of music ex- 
cept for real hard rock," she said. 

After graduating from Cowley, Cover 
plans to attend Pittsburg State University 
to continue studying art therapy. 

by Stephanie Brunner 




Sitting pretty 

Stocey Cover pauses for a moment to pose for 
this picture. During her two years at Cowley, 
Cover was involved in numerous organizations 
both on and off campus. (Photo by Jeff Dzled- 

Terry Deffenbaugh 
Brenda Defore 
Charlotte Denson 

Mary Dewell 
Andria Drongsoki 
Ton) Dunaway 

Kevin Durham 
Steve Dye 
Jeff Dziedzic 

Debra Elliott 
Paula Elstun 
Myra Estep 


Starting life at 35 

Kathy Gam 

At the tender age of four, Kathy Gann 
made an important decision. It was a 
decision that was all hers and that would 
affect the rest of her life. She decided to 
play the piano. Not the nerve-racking 
pounding on the instrument, which is com- 
monly mastered by four year olds, but 
rather the foundation of a serious com- 
mittment to music. 

Although music is a driving force in her 
life, Gann is a master of a number of other 
activities as well. 

Some Cowley students may remember 

her as the female lead in the spring play 
Mother is a Freshman. Others might 
remember her as being very instrumental 
in the "kiss a pig" contest. But whatever 
she is remembered for, she is sure to give 
it her all. 

"She works hard," says Bob Juden, 
director of student life. "She's very talen- 
ted. I've worked with her in several plays, 
and she works harder than anybody." 

She is musically inclined with the ability 
to play the oboe, clarinet, flute, piccolo, 
guitar, organ, harmonica, accordian, 

saxophone, percussion, and of course, the 

Does she like to show off her talent to 

I'm just starting. 

-Kathy Gann 

She admits that she's somewhat of a 
ham. Her theory is that when one has a 
talent like this why bottle it up? 

Gann shared her love of music with kids 
in school programs. By letting the children 
experiment a little with the keyboards, 
they get more out of the experience. 

In fact, children and the educational 
process, are very important to her. For 

Study Time 

Abigail Abbot, played by Kathy Gann, studies 
hard for a Biology test. In Cowley's spring play, 
"Mother Is a Freshman," Gann portrayed a 
mother who goes to college with her daughter. 
(Photo by Pat Pruitt) 

Ed Faison 
Bruce Farmer 
Tammy Farris 
Darla Findley 
Latricia Fitzgerald 
Robin Flemming 
Liza Foote 

Jana Foster 
Tera Foster 
Pam Fritz 
Patricia Galleher 
Kathy Gann 
Diana Gildhouse 
Troy Girrens 



example, if the schools have a program for 
the intellectually gifted students she asks, 
why not include one for the "musically gif- 

"The lives of the children would 
definitely be enriched with musical 
background and music should be stressed 
more," according to Gann. 

Working with children comes naturally 
to her, as she was a pretty special child 
herself. At the age of 14 she was a 
published author of stories and poetry. She 
admits that although she was never "Miss 
Popular" in school she always had 
something that many people didn't. Music. 

"God gave me a talent," she says. "And 
it seemed like I couldn't do anything else." 

But her more current projects seem to 
belie that statement. Kathy Gann is doing 
everything. From plays to beauty pagents 
to 4-H, she is keeping herself busy. For the 
past eight years she has helped with the 
Cowley County Arts and Crafts Fair in 
Winfield. She is also the market manager 
for the farmer's markets and Spring Hill 

She's also actively involved with her 
church and puts her knowledge of music to 
work for God. 

"I guess I just feel lucky that God chose 
me," she said. 

Gann is doing her best to impart the love 
of music on son and daughter. Her con- 
stant influence has already sparked an in- 
terest in daughter, Torie. 

But, what if her six year old son Greg 
decides to play the drums? 

"He'll play outside," she quickly an- 

Gann's attitude on life is a beaming 
example of optimism. 

"Other people when they reach 35 begin 
assessing their lives. I'm just starting." 

by Layne Moore 




Bell Goff 
Wayne Gottstine 
Joel Goyer 
Susie Gray 
Scott Gurnee 

Brenda Hadden 
Kevin Haskin 
Dale Havens 
Kevin Hawk 
Teri Hayward 

Rondo Heidebrecht 
Barbara Herman 
Susanna Hewitt 
Aaron Hines 
Debbie Hobaugh 

Shawn Hock 
Debbie Hockenberry 
Heather Hockenbury 
Chris Holmes 
Brian Holt 

Somebody help. 


Cowley ball player Pam Fritz attempts to keep 
the ball out of the hands of two opposing 
players. The Lady Tigers were Region VI cham- 
pions this year and traveled to Senetobia, Miss, 
for first round of national tournament play. 
(Traveler photo) 

Wayne Gottstine jams along with another 
guitar player Robert Doorman at the Wagon 
Wheel. Cowley musicians participated in Wed- 
nesday night jam sessions at the local night 
spot. (Photo by Jeff Dziedzic) 



Robbie Haines 


Keeping it in harmony isn't difficult for the 
talented Cowley Co's. David Mclntire was a 
member of the group first semester and per- 
formed with the group at a number of com- 
munity events. 

Carol Houseman 
April Houston 
Darrin Howe 
Mary Irvln 

Tim Isaacs 
William Jackson 
Marilyn James 
Liz Johnson 

Tammie Johnstone 
Janie Jordan 
Sandy Keene 
Ralph Keener 

Sherry Kelley 
Richard King. Jr. 
David Klinkon 
Chris Kreidler 

Joel Kropp 
Jackie Lane 
Michelle Lantis 
Teresa Lawless 

Clint Lawson 
Beth Lehew 
Chet Logue 
Vicki Lower 

Jim Lynne 
Corrlne McDaniel 
David Mclntire 
Bryan McKnight 

National art talent 





When quiet, shy, and talented freshman 
Robbie Haines designed a T-shirt logo for a 
final exam in his art class, little did he 
know it would surface on 5000 shirts. 

Haines' logo was the winning entry in a 
contest to design a national logo for the 
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. 

Haines says that he tried to incorporate 
symbolism in his design. 

"First of all, it started as the Statue of 
Liberty flame," Haines explains. "Then I 
needed something for technology, so I 
chose the space shuttle. Also, I needed 
something to represent Kansas, so I put in 
a Cessna airplane and wheat stalks." 

Interested in art from an early age, 
Haines didn't become serious about it until 
high school. Haines attributes his interest 
to his instruction there. 

"My art teacher in high school helped a 
lot," Haines enthuses. 

Photography along with painting is in- 
cluded in Haines' work, with the 
photographs serving as models for his 

"I usually go out and take a picture of 
what I'm going to draw. Then, I paint from 



Roberta Machado 
Tracy Mavis 
Julie March 
Anna Margyoski 
Kim Marx 

jfe ^w 

Shelly Maskrid 

Tracey Masterson 


Travis Masterson 


Valerie Merro 

Vf 1 

Ed Miller 

Janie Miller 
Sten Miller 
Chad Miner 
Laura Moore 
Layne Moore 


the photograph," he explains. 

That's not always the case though, 
Haines says. 

"Sometimes I draw whatever pops into 
my head." 

Usually, it's an object. 

"I do better on objects, I hardly ever do 
portraits," he says. 

Haines is majoring in art at Cowley, and 
intends to study commercial art at a four- 
year university when he completes his 
studies here. 

"I would be interested in the future (in 
being) a commercial artist," Haines says. 
"Later on, most commercial artists go on 
and own their own firm. I would like to do 

But whatever type of art Haines en- 
deavors, he'll likely remain the only artist 
in his family, he says. 

"There's no artist in our family and they 
joke about it. They all wonder where it 
came from." 

by Denise Woods 


Quiet talent wins 

Creating shades and shadows, Robbie Haines 
takes his painting seriously as he creates a life- 
like image on canvas. This painting idea 
originated from a color photograph that Haines 
had previously taken. Haine's final art project 

was a logo for VICA and it was chosen for the 
national symbol of the group. Maria Parker, 
another art student also had her VICA logo en- 
try selected for the state symbol. (Photo by 
Julie March) 


Tommi Pietilainen 

Ken Morain 
Glenda Mort 
Regina Musgrovo 
Paul Nash 

Darren Nearhood 
Agnes Neises 
Jimmie Neises 
Magda Nelson 

Verona Nelson 
Beth Nilles 
Dofren Page 
Paula Parks 

Karen Patrick 
Mark Patrick 
Janet Patterick 
Shawn Peak 

Who is Tommi Finland? 

One of the first questions people ask 
Cowley's only student from Finland is how 
to spell his last name, but few have 
probably been told to "check the black- 
board downstairs, but hold the umlauts." 

Sure a name like Tommi Finland is 
easier to pronounce than Pietilainen, but 
what does he think? 

"I think it's great!" he said. "I don't 
have anything against that, and it's easier 
for the people here, so it's okay." 

The 20 year-old Fin, who graduated in 
1985, has led an unusual life. From high 
school graduation, Pietilainen went direc- 
tly into the Army for an 11 month stint, 
and then went to work in a hardware store 
for six months. 

After the hardware store episode, 
Pietilainen decided to travel a bit before 
beginning school. Pietilainen's tour in- 
cluded stops in Greece, Luxemborg, Swit- 
zerland, France, and Denmark before set- 
tling in the United States and Cowley Coun- 
ty Community College. His main interest 
is improving on his nearly flawless 
English in order to pursue a career as an 
English teacher in Finland. 

English, he says, is totally different 
from Finnish. Most European languages 
are related to English, called Indo- 
European. Finnish is not, it's related to 


Pietilainen chose Cowley College 
because it is close to the family he is living 
with while visiting the U.S. 

"A family I knew in Udall said it would 
be possible to stay with them and attend 
college," he said. "I really like it because I 
can have a new experience, and meet 
many different people." 

How do the Cowley courses compare 
with the classes he took in Finland? 

He is quick to respond. 

"Well, I didn't take American Literature 
in Finland, so..." 

It also appears that Finnish Literature is 
different than American Literature in 
more ways than one. He mentioned one 
Finnish writer that has won a Noble Peace 
Prize, but when he pronounced that 
writer's name (which sounded like 
Apasilanfa) he just started laughing and 
said, 'I guess we'll just forget that 

Pietilainen went on to explain that in 
Finland they have what is considered the 
world's largest collection of poems which 
he studied when he was a child. This 
national poetry, which is all sung to the 
same tune, is very old, but Pietilainen ad- 
ded "there are some really good stories in 
the book. They are unique stories, strictly 
Finnish. But I'm not really into that so I 
don't know how they compare to American 

Once Pietilainen returns to Finland in 
May, he will apply for admission into a 
university in order to continue his 

"In May, I will apply at the university, 
and take a few tests. Very hard tests, it is 
very difficult to get in, but the faculty 
where I'm trying to get in approves about 
10 to 20 percent of the applicants. So that is 
what I'm going to do this summer," he 

While he does not receive credit for the 
time he has spent at Cowley, he feels his 
classes have been very important. 

(Continued on page 37) 

Tommi Pietilainen takes a break from 
camping in Lapland to brush up on his 
English at Cowley. Photo by Jeff Dziedzic. 




The Man Who Would be King 

Beth Nilles, 1987 Homecoming Queen, 
congratulates 1987 Homecoming King, Troy 
Girrens during coronation ceremonies. 
(Traveler photo) 

Ben Pierce 
Tommi Pietilainen 
Bryan Pingry 
Holli Pool 
Macon Porchia 

Wes Porter 
Scott Postlewait 
Pat Pruitt 
Samantha Pruitt 

Julie Ott 
Louise Rahn 
Brian Reed 
Julie Reed 
David Regnier 

Margie Reutter 
Larry Rhodes 
Stacey Rhoades 
Beth Richardson 
Darnell Richardson 

Ramona Ricketts 
Diana Robinson 
Donna Roe 
Sherri Rogers 
Sheila Rutherford 

Lydell Saunders 
Vicki Shafer 
Ann Schneider 
Kim Schuchman 
Donald Schueneman 

John E. Schultz 
Lori Schwintz 
Jenny Scott 
Melinda Seidler 
Donna Semple 

Debbie Sparlin 
Steve Spencer 
Tina Storks 
Melvin Stinnett 
Carol Stone 

Cyd Stout 
Chris Stover 
Kandy Stover 
Kathryn Stowell 
Mike Swinney 

Tiffany Tapia 
Bonnie Tatom 
George Tatum 
Janet Thomas 
Matthew Thomas 

Kevin Thompson 
Reggie Thompson 
Carol Tidwell 
Janice Tucker 
Jeff Turner 

Julie Turner 
Julie Unruh 
Cathy Vargas 
Sonia Vaughn 
Lisa Wade 

Janine Wells 


Wendl Watson 
Robert Weaver 
Randy Welgand 
Janine Wells 
Mat Weston 

Sandy White 
Lori Williams 
Laurel Wilson 
Myrl Wilson 
Harvey Woodard 

Denise Woods 
Randy Wray 
Tammy Wyant 
Derrick Young 
Patti Zeka 

Udderly impossible 

Well's scores a 4.00 while balancing her busy schedule 

Janine Wells is not a fashion model or a 
clothes horse, but she most certainly is a 

During the year you could find Wells in 
anything from a basketball uniform or a 
pair of old coveralls to a floor-length 
evening dress complete with diamond-like 

During her two years at Cowley, Wells 
has played basketball, participated in Phi 
Theta Kappa, Student Government 
Association, Student Education 
Association, the Tiger Action Club and C- 

Wells was also elected to the 
homecoming and Arkalalah courts. 

"The highlight of being at Cowley was 
being a candidate for Arkalalah Queen," 
said Wells. "That was one of the best ex- 
periences of my life. It's something I will 
always associate with Cowley." 

Social activities are not the only things 
keeping Wells busy. Though active in 
school functions, Wells has managed to 
maintain a 4.00 grade point average. 

"My favorite classes are speech and 
developmental psychology. They were 
really fun," said Wells. "I've worked hard 
to get a high grade point average. I've 
been on the President's Honor Roll both 
years. For the most part, I like school." 

Wells, who has lived in the dormitory 
both years, says it is a great way to make 

"I like living in the dorms because you 
meet a lot more people and you get closer 
to people on campus than you would if you 
were in an apartment," she said. 

The one complaint Wells does have on 
dormitory life is the lack of privacy. 

"If you really want to be alone, you can 
never be alone in the dorms, except for 
Sunday when it's like living in a morgue," 
she said. 

One thing that helped ease the transition 
from family life to dormitory living was 
the Foster Parent Program that Cowley 
used to sponsor. The program gave out-of- 
town dormitory students a foster parent 
with which to spend time. 

"My foster parents were Jim and Betty 
Martin. When I was here my freshman 
year, the administration was trying to 
decide whether or not to drop the foster 
program," explained Wells. "Betty and 
Jim went ahead and took me because the 
drop wasn't final, but then in November 
Cowley dropped the program because of a 
lack of participation. Betty and Jim 
remained my foster parents for the last 
two years anyway . ' ' 

The biggest change for Wells was the dif- 

ference between dormitory and farm life. 

"I lived on a farm in Garden Plaine but 
my family owns a dairy in Wichita," Wells 
said. "I've milked cows since I was eight 
years old. We have 120 cows that have to be 
milked twice a day. That's been my job for 
the last 12 years." 

In order for her to stay in practice, she 
sometimes goes home on the weekends to 
help out with the milking. It's not unusual 
for her to bring friends home from Cowley 
to help her out with the milking chores. 

"It still amazes me when people want to 
come home with me to milk," she said. 
"It's no big deal to me, but some people 
think it's real interesting. It's just a bunch 
of cows, believe me." 

After graduation, Wells plans on leaving 
the milking business behind for awhile in 
order to attend Emporia State University. 
Wells also plans on adding a new page to 
her scholastic activities book when she 
begins classes at Emporia in the fall. 

"I'm going to Emporia," said Wells, "to 
find me some REAL men." 

by Julie Reed 


Phi Beta Lambda 
sees busy year 

Phi Beta Lamba stands for the 
college division of Future 
Business Leaders of America. 
It's geared to provide additional 
education experiences for 
business students. 

"We visit businesses to talk to 
people in the business field," said 
Joe Isaacson, a PBL adviser. 

The group is also adivsed by 
Mary Wilson and is made up of 22 

The club participated in a booth 
at Arkalalah, took a trip to Bin- 
ney & Smith, listened to speaker 
Lee Greg, sold food during first 
semester finals week and sold 
candy as their money-making 
project. The students studied all 
year long for their conference 
competiton in Wichita where they 
competed in 30 different 

"As far as going to nationals 
the student must be ranked first 
in two-year colleges and then 
they must rank they first over the 

four year-schools," said 
on the difficulty in winning. 

Even though winning is quite 
hard the club managed to bring 
home 11 top awards. This feat 
was accomplished by only eight 

Margie Reutter was recognized 
from Cowley County in Who's 
Who in Kansas Phi Beta Lambda. 

The first-place overall winner 
was awarded to Greg Collier in 
Accounting I. Collier also 
received the Mr. Future Business 
Executive award. 

Myrl Wilson, took both a second 
and third place award in her in- 
dividual categories, and Barbara 
Miner, Nancy Byrd, Diana 
Robinson, and Sheila Rutherford 
took second in their events. 

Third place awards went to 
Angela Johnson, and Margie 

The students attended general 
sessions, seminars, and ended 
the conference with the awards 

Based on total points scored on 
the written tests, Greg Collier 
will represent Kansas at national 
competition in Anaheim, Calif. 
July 5-8. 

by Michelle Bair 



Interest in teaching is SEA subject 

The Student Education 
Association at Cowley County 
Community College fits the bill 
for students majoring in 
education. Stan Dyck, SEA spon- 
sor says the organization is 
basically a support group for in- 
dividuals interested in becoming 

SEA endeavors to provide ac- 
tivities and field trips that will be 
beneficial to education students 
at Cowley. The group visits a 
variety of schools throughout the 
year to see different types of 
education fields that are 

In the past year SEA has taken 
several field trips to alternative 

schools in Wichita that are fc 
problem students, and a learnin 
resource center for futur 
teachers. Speakers ranging fror 
a middle school principal to D) 
Foster from Southwester 
College have come in to addres 
SEA and students have als 
worked in area schools as pai 
the educational program. 

Future plans for SEA would t 
the development of programs 1 
allow students to participate i 
the community. 

"It would be good if we coul 
try to provide some services fc 
the community," said Dyck. 

by Julie Reec 

PHI BETA LAMBDA. BACK ROW: Kothy Brewer. Max Hill-President, Margie 
Reutter, Nancy Beech, Greg Collier, Joe Issocson, adviser. FRONT ROW: 
Mary Wilson, adviser, Nancy Byrd, Tammy Hull, Kathy Stowed, Karen Ber- 
telsen. NOT PICTURED: Diana Robinson, Sheila Rutherford, Diane Chilcott, 
Barbara Miner, Angela Johnson. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

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BASEBALL. BACK ROW: Coach Rick Holman, Rob Weaver, Randy Lasley, 
Todd Ball, Danny Snow, Brian Pingry, Mike Sparks, Steve Spencer, Dennis 
Mclntlre. FRONT ROW: Wes Moore, Mark James, Chris Chappel, Scott Gur- 
ney, Tim Barnthouse, Jamie Krug, Jim Barnthouse, Troy Girrens.(Photo by 
Wayne Gottstine) 




scond year state 
ound hopefuls 

The Academic Excellence 
lallenge team is only in its 
sond year of existence, but the 
>upe is already going strong, 
[n regional competition the 
oup tied for first place with 
Dud County, giving them a ber- 
in the state tournament, 
rhe tournament has yet to be 
Id at press time, but should the 
im win in the state competition 
;y will garner a chance to com- 
te at national competition in 
3rida in May. 

Hie first match at the state 
mpetition will pit Cowley 
ainst Dodge City, 
-.ed by advisors Sue Darby and 
ul Stirnaman, the team has 
idied hard and is expecting a 
:cessful outing. 

'The team has made great 
)gress," Stirnaman said. "If 
continue to progress the way 
have, there is no reason we 
mldn't win the state com- 
ition and go on to win 

The team is comprised of 
Thomas Ahrensmeyer, Donald 
Boyle, Troy Girrens, Julie John- 
son, and Jim Lynne. Nick 
Ballarini and Pam Elliot also 
travel with the group, keeping 
score and time during matches. 

As far as the team's confidence 
level going into the state com- 
petition, Darby says it all. 

"My bags are packed. I'm 
going to buy some suntan oil and 
a new swimming suit." 

by Tom Ahrensmeyer 

CCF offers 

Cowley offered a time and a 
place for students and instructors 
who chose to, to share their 
religious fellowship. 

"Campus Christian Fellowship 
(CCF) is an organization which 
promotes Christian fellowship for 
our college students. We meet on 
Thursday for a time to get into 
God's way," said Stacey 

Rhoades, freshman president of 
the organization. 

According to club sponsor Phil 
Buechner, CCF has not been very 
active this year, but hopes to 
change that. 

"There is not a very strong 
student participation (in CCF) 
and I just want to generate some 
more interest," said Buechner. 
"Aside from our weekly Bible 
study, we haven't done much. We 
helped with the Carmen concert 
and had a pizza party to brain- 
storm for ideas to increase at- 
tendance to meetings." 

CCF meetings have, however, 
attracted a community member 
to participate. 

"The Rev. Richard Coldwell 
has been unofficially adopted 
over the years. He comes to the 
meetings and discusses God's 
word," said Buechner. 

by Kristi Adorns 

Drama Club just 
plays around 

The drama club, sponsored by 

Sharon Hill, produced two plays, 
He Done Her Wrong, or Wedded 
But No Wife, the fall melodrama, 
and Mother is a Freshman, the 

spring play. 

"Drama Club is basically 
designed to help produce the fall 
and spring plays. The members 
are also involved with helping 
with publicity and backstage 
during the plays," said Hill. 

Members of the club helped 
with the National Shakespeare 
Company when they came to 
campus in March to present The 
Taming of the Shrew, and they 
presented Tales for Tots, a collec- 
tion of original children's stories 
written by the club members, to 
the local pre-schools and day 
care centers at the end of the 

by Layne Moore 

SOFTBALL. BACK ROW: Tammy Wyant, Lisa Bennett, Vicky Rlerson, Wendl 
Watson, Julie Ott, Carol Terry, Julie Ware, Coach Ed Hargrove. FRONT 
ROW: Amy Semmler, Debbie Dean, Angle Dulohery, Kim Schuchman, 
[Shelly Maskrid, Lynn Ballard, Latricia Fitzgerald. (Photo by Wayne Got- 

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE. BACK ROW: Jim Lynne, Troy Girrens, Tom Ahren- 
smeyer, Don Boyle. FRONT ROW: Coach Paul Stirnaman, Julie Johnson 
Nick Ballarini, Coach Sue Darby. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 



DECA: Small club achieves big 

DECA, also known as 
Distributive Education Clubs of 
America, was small but healthy 
during the academic year. The 
club was made up of eight mem- 
bers and advised by Bob Bren- 

Members spent most of the 
year preparing for state com- 
petition, and raised funds to 
finance the trip to the com- 
petition in Wichita. 

During first semester, the club 
sold sandwiches, taco pies, 
nachos, and chili along with cof- 
fee in the Business Technology 
Commons area. Donuts and cof- 
fee were sold second semester. 

The club's efforts turned out to 
be well worth while when five 
members competed in state com- 
petition and three awards were 
given to the Cowley students. 

Myra Estep took second in 
Management Decision Making 
and Human Relations and Thane 
Bailey took third in that same 
event. Bailey also took fifth in 
Sales Presentation. Estep's 

second and Bailey's fifth 
qualified them for nationals. 

"With four percent of the 
people there we came home with 
three awards," said Brennaman. 

Brennaman was pleased with 
the club this year and has visions 
big things happening next year. 

"Next year I anticipate a more 
active club because of leader- 
ship," said Brennaman. 

Acting president Bonnie Tatum 
is part of the reason Brennaman 
is optimistic. 

"She (Bonnie) would like to run 
for higher levels in the state 
DECA organization," said Bren- 

Brennaman is starting now to 
prepare now for next year. 

"I would love to go to state with 
two people in each category," he 
said. "I'm ready to work with the 
club members to prepare for next 
year's competition. 

by Michelle Bair 

Paul Nash, State VICA President, leads Cowley's Opening and Closing 
team in a Sunday afternoon practice, preparing for the VICA Skills Olym- 
pics competition. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

TNT's: The young and young at heai 

The Traditional/Non-Traditio- 
nal Club is a group designed to in- 
termingle students fresh out of 
high school with older students 
who are returning to school after 
a period of time. 

The TNT organization is an ac- 
tive one, inviting guest speakers, 
sponsoring study groups and 
helping students of both the 
traditional and non-traditional 
genre any way they can. 

The group funded seven 
General Equivalency Diploma 

students during the year. In t; 
fall semester the TNT's helpf 
with the annual Kiwana Club pa; 
cake feed during Arkalalah, a| 
also designed and built a float f 
the Arkalalah parade. 

The group hosted several gue 
speakers who gave talks on 
variety of subjects, and al 
presented information to stude 
ts who were interested in findi 

The organization elected its 
ficers in the fall. Jim Lynne s< 

DECA. BACK ROW: Shawn Love, Bobby Stout, sponsor Bob Brenneman. 
FRONT ROW: Linda Sevick, Bonnie Tatum, Myra Estep. (Photo by Jeff 

Balmer, Wanda Bierig, JoRita Crane, Margaret Hunter, Bill Harringtor 
David Logue, George Tatum, Diana Robinson, Norma Perkins, Shell 
Rutherford, Beth Lehew, Bobbie Aupperle, Chet Logue, Don Brown, Mik 
Swinney. MIDDLE ROW: Andrew Bierig, Bell Goff , Michelle Campbell, Jer 
ny Scott, Joyce Wonser, Janie Jordan, Vera Pooyouma, Sandra Po 
tersberg. FRONT ROW: Jim Lynne, Mary Lou Barnes, Chris Vollweide 
sponsor. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 


ed as president, Gay Balmer, 
ice-president; Bell Goff, 
ecretary; Wanda Bierig, 
•easurer and SGA represen- 
itive; and Julie Johnson is in 
tiarge of public relations. Chris 
ollweider sponsors the group. 
The TNT club was also in- 
olved in the Cowley social life, 
hey held study group meetings, 
ad a costume dance in April. In 
ddition, the group was involved 
1 PTK's street carnival. 
With 30 members, the group is 
tie of the largest on campus, and 
's obvious that their motto of 
Bring a friend" works well. 
NT group members say they 
is t want to help others. 
"We are trying to help others 
ive back what they have given 



by Laura Moore 


s high on life, 


Organizing dances, hosting 
lest speakers, creating public 
rvice announcements, and 
omoting fun without drugs or 

alcohol headed the list of ac- 
tivities for the Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse Awareness Council 

ADAAC was initially formed 
last year to give Cowley students 
an alternative way to have fun, 
and they have continued with that 
endeavor this year. 

The first major social event of 
the year was a Hawaiian dance 
with a non-alcoholic drink con- 
test. ADAAC also held a Back to 
School dance at the beginning of 
second semester with a winter 
wonderland theme as snow 
covered the ground outside. 
Other dances and a hayride were 
also held to give students 
something to do that didn't in- 
volve drugs or alcohol. 

ADAAC recruited guest 
speakers in an effort to inform 
their members and visitors about 
the dangers of alcohol and drug 
abuse, and how to deal with its ef- 
fects. Some of the speakers in- 
cluded counselors, teachers, doc- 
tors, businessmen, and former 
alcohol and drug addicts. 

In hopes of designing a 
program to inform about drug 
and alcohol abuse to present at 
local schools, ADAAC sent mem- 
bers Julie Reed and David 
Regnier to a National Drug 

Abuse Convention in Washington, 
D.C. With this information, they 
worked at organizing a program 
that would be interesting, yet full 
of facts that would cause students 
to think twice about drug and 
alcohol consumption. 

"The trip was extremely 
motivational," said Reed. "I was 
really surprised at the amount of 
people from all over the country 
who have become involved in 
drug and alcohol use preven- 

The club also traveled to Den- 
ton, Tex., to visit the Oaks 
Recovery Center for the club's 
field trip. 

One of the biggest events of the 
year for the group was the after 
prom party hosted for students 
who attended Arkansas City's 
High School prom. Working with 
parents of the high school studen- 
ts and with the administration of 
USD 470, ADAAC members 
hosted the party from 1 a.m. to 5 
a.m. following the prom. In ad- 
dition to door prizes, anything 
goes competitions, and an MTV 
dance floor, ADAAC members 
served the group a non-alcoholic 
champagne breakfast buffet. 

Much of the expense of the 
Project Prom activity was han- 
dled through a $500 grant awar- 

ded the group by Southwestern 
Bell Telephone. 

"/ hope the 
fight continues..." 

-Clint Laws on 

ADAAC also spent con- 
siderable time planning and 
organizing a non-alcoholic club 
for those 16 and over. As outlined 
by the group, the non-alcoholic 
club would offer dancing, video 
games and snacks four nights a 

"I hope the fight against drugs 
and alcohol continues next year 
and in the following years to 
come," said Lawson. "There 
were a lot of good things done, 
and I hope more gets done next 

by Demise Woods 

♦untnoy, April Houston, sponsor Craig Holcomb, Pam Fritz, Julie March, 
itacey Cover, Stephanie Brunner, James Clark, sponsor Bob Juden, Kristi 
\dams, Julie Reed. FRONT ROW: Nick Ballarini, Jackie Lane, Denise 
Woods, Clint Lawson. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

Assocation officers Debbie Hobaugh, president; and Troy Girrens, vice- 
president; welcome the officers for 1987-88 Mary Dewell, president; and 
Julie Reed, vice-president; as sponsors Carriasco McGilbra and Forest 
Smith look on. (Photo by Jeff Dziedzic) 




Show what they can do 

Some clubs and activity groups 
on campus often seem bogged 
down in their own lethargy, and 
their activities are few and far 

The Choir and CowleyCo 
groups have a different problem. 

They have a hard time keeping 
track of their performances. 

Ask Kenneth Judd, the director 
of the two groups, and even he 
has trouble remembering. 

"Well, we started the year with 
our Arkalalah performance with 
the Cowley Co group, and then we 
had a Christmas concert that was 
both CowleyCos and the Choir. 
It's hard to pinpoint everything, 
because we've performed for so 
many various clubs and 
organizations throughout the 
year/' Judd said. 

The singers perform for both 
community groups and high 
schools and colleges in the area. 
Often, the groups will travel to 
schools as a sort of enticement to 
the singers who are deciding on 
which college to attend. 

"It's a kind of recruitment 
thing, we show them what we can 

do and invite them to come and 
look us over and so forth," Judd 
explained. "Most of their per- 
formances are directly to the 
classes, not to an assembly. We 
may do assemblies for a whole 
school occasionally, but most are 
just for the choir class. And we 
gain some students that way." 

But not to worry, the frequent 
schedule, with breaks few and far 
between, doesn't bother the 
singers. Afterall, Judd says, the 
whole idea is to perform publicly. 

"That's the name of the game, 
it's not much fun to just practice. 
It gives the students something to 
work for, and it fills a need in the 
community by entertaining the 
various clubs," Judd said. 
"That's part of the reason for us 
being here, to sing for various 
clubs and such, and everybody in- 
volved gets something out of it. " 

But do they ever let up for a 
while, and take a breather? 

"Not a long one." Judd 

by Steve Dye 

Concert band in demand 

Practice makes perfect, or so 
the saying goes, but unless there 
are performances, it goes un- 

With as many concerts and 
tours that the Concert and Jazz 
Bands coordinated, their talent 
definitely did not go unnoticed. 

In November, a concert was 
held by the Jazz Band featuring 
saxophonist, Chuck Bird and 
three other members from his 

The winter months were busy 
ones for the Concert Band. A win- 
ter concert was not the only thing 
that took some preparation, the 
Concert Band became the Pep 
band that performed at 10 home 
basketball games. 

Jazz Band hosted the nationally 
acclaimed pianist, Carl Hoon in a 
concert in February and followed 
it up in March by going on tour 
with the Concert Band, clarinet 
choir, and saxophone quartet to 
10 schools. 

On March 10, Clark Terry, a 
highly known trumpet player 
came to Cowley to perform with 

the Jazz Band. To close up t 
year, a Spring concert w 
scheduled for April 26. 

by Laura Mo 

CYCLE turns in tr 
campus news 

The Cycle, Cowley County 
student newspaper, turned thei 
attention to hard news this yea: 
eschewing the feature orientatici 
it has had in the past in favor < 
reporting developments with 
direct influence on the College. 

The paper is advised by Rci 
Pruitt. Steve Dye is the editor i 
chief. Dye said that the service < 
a .newspaper should be in 
formation first, with ei 
tertainment running a distai 

"I think that the paper shout 
reflect actual events with real 1U 

Mark Buechner, Maria Parker, Karon day, Tora Foster, Ronda 
Heldebrecht. THIRD ROW: Liza Foot, Chris Holmes, Gerald Brown. Loron 
Wad*, Cindy Smith, FOURTH ROW: Leonard Barnhill, Nick Ballarlni, Chris 
Stover, Terry Smith, Joel Goyer. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 

SPIRIT SQUAD. Laurel Wilson, Laura Moore, Samantha Cain, Karen Clay, 
Cindra Clark, Ed Brooks, Jim Brown, April Houstonm Debbie Hobaugh, 
Julie Turner, Sherrl Rogers, Shannon Lowery. (Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 



onsequenses, as opposed to 
loing half a page on the 
Jahamarama," Dye said. 
We've endeavored to keep 
nyone who is interested in- 
ormed about the decisions made 
t both a state level and locally 
y the Board of Trustees and 
!ollege administrators. 

"Of course, there are probably 

good number of people who 
/ould rather hear about a Tiger 
'ube competition. We're just not 
onvinced that those people ac- 
ially read." 

Pruitt agreed that the move to 
ard news was a good one for the 

"We've probably done the best 
1 the three years that I've been 
ere," he said. "In general, I'd 
ave to say that this is the best 
taff I've had." 

The paper is published the first 
riday of every month and un- 
erclassmen are in charge on 
pecial issues. 

"One isssue every semester we 
;t the freshman put out the 
aper. The Christmas tab was 
one by them first semester and 
le graduation issue was done 
lis semester," said Pruitt. 

Kristi Adams said that the staff 

PULSE makes LIFE exciting for students 

seemed more concerned with the 
quality of their work second 
semester than the first semester. 

Dye concurred with that view. 

"We had some people that 
showed a certain amount of 
talent, but almost no ambition fir- 
st semester. But we managed to 
cull the majority of those people, 
and we had good luck coercing 
some others to join the staff," 
Dye said. "We have a much hap- 
pier situation now, the people 
who have talent are willing to use 

Pruitt also said the quality of 
photography and the layout and 
design is better than in the last 
three years. 

The staff also produces a 
daily newsletter, the Roar. Kristi 
Adams and Stephanie Brunner 
are co-editors of the Roar. 

by Layne Moore 

Attempting to maintain the 
quality of last year's magazine 
which was named the number 
two general interest magazine in 
the nation, the Pulse staff tried to 
keep the campus well informed 
about interesting people and 

Publishing a magazine four 
times a year, the staff spent 
many weekends and twilight 
hours working to meet deadlines. 

Creating new designs to catch 
the readers' attention, the staff 
kept a fountain of brainstorming 
ideas coming. 

"I really liked pages 0-1 
because of the new designs and 
the graphic blocks on the Head- 
start story page in the third 
issue," said Laura Moore, design 

New staff members had to 
learn to contribute ideas to the 

"Most new staff members 
came from staffs that were 
teacher dictated and they didn't 
have a chance to rely on them- 
selves. This year, we learned to 
rely on our own creativeness and 
dedication to put the Pulse 

together," said Moore. 

Many new advertisers sup- 
ported the Pulse, too. 

"Gaining new advertisers in- 
spired me to sell all the more," 
said Brian Smith, business 
manger. "We sold to some 
businesses and industries that 
had never advertised with the 
publication before." 

Leading the staff was Michelle 
Bair, editor, and Steve Dye, 
associate editor. Keeping the 
staff encouraged and in line, Lin- 
da Puntney, director of public 
relations, was the adviser who 
made sure things were finished. 

As the year progressed, the 
staff grew closer as each 
deadline was reached. 

"For the most part, the first 
issue was like starting from 
scratch," said Bair. "The third 
issue was the best, because more 
people took the time to get in- 
volved. With prior issues for ex- 
perience, nearly the entire staff 
was able to take part in the 
designing and pasting up of the 
Pulse by the third issue." 

by Denise Woods 

USE STAFF. TOP ROW: Wayne Gottttlne, Julie "Cleopatra" Reed, Devon 
nfy, Laura "Monkey" Moore. BOTTOM ROW: Michelle Bair, Steve Dye, 
tan Smith, Linda Puntney, adviser; Layne Moore, Kristi Adams, 
iphanie Brunner, Denise Woods, Pat Pruitt, Thomas Ahrensmeyer, Julie 
irch .April Houston , and Jeff Dziedzic. 

JAZZ BAND. FIRST ROW: Cindy Smith, Mark Buechner, Maria Parker, 
Gerald Brown, Loren Wade, SECOND ROW: Leonard Barnhill, Nick 
Ballarini, Chris Storver, Tom Spiser, Terry Smith, Wes Waggoner, Joel 
Goyer. NOT PICTURED: Kent Seibel, Steve Tischner, Robert Dorman. 
(Photo by Wayne Gottstine) 




VICA leaves its mark 

Eighteen VICA (Vocational In- 
dustrial Clubs of America) 
students traveled to Topeka to 
learn more about how State 
government works and to 
promote awareness of the value 
of vocational programs and VICA 

The group used the trip as an 
opportunity to meet state 
legislators and to sit in on 
legislative sessions and hearings 
and to visit with members of the 
State Board of Education. 

"We wanted to try to get more 
funding for vocational courses in 
Kansas," said Paul Nash State 
VICA president. "We're tried to 
let them know how important 
vocational courses are in our 

Nash was especially concerned 
with legislative action which cuts 
out funding for the replacement 
of machines. 

"How can you produce workers 
without machines?" he asked. 
"Learning on outdated equip- 
ment will mean that when 
workers apply they aren't 

qualified because they've learned 
on equipment that isn't used any 

The trip to Topeka is just one of 
a number of successful ventures 
the local chapter has had this 

Membership in the group has 
increased 37 percent over last 
year and five of the seven state 
secondary and post-secondary of- 
ficers were awarded to the local 

Art students submitted entries 
in a logo design contest sponsored 
by the local group and the design 
of Robbie Haines was selected 
locally as the winner and also as 
the design to appear as the 
national VICA logo on nearly 
20,000 shirts to be distributed 
nation-wide. Maria Parker's 
design will be on 1,200 shirts to be 
available by the Kansas Skills 
Olympics April 9. 

VICA also helped with "The 
Last Run" antique car show and 
hosted two open houses in the In- 
dustrial-Technology Building, 
two chili feeds and helped 

organize and man a display for 
the Expo '87 Show. 

Local officers for VICA are: 
Paul Nash (State president, 
District parlimentarian, local 
treasurer); Stephen Stoabs 
(state treasurer, district 
treasurer, local secretary), 
James Clark (state vice- 
president, local reporter), Darrin 
Teague (local president, district 
secretary), Darrin Bannon (local 
parlimentarian), Justin Wood- 
ward (local club adviser), Rex 
Garnett (district reporter), Ran- 
dy Croft (district club adviser). 

by Wayne Gottsiine 

PTK dedicated 
to knowledge 

Devoted to expanding and 
honoring the knowledge of 
Cowley students may sound like a 
tough job, but members of the 
Phi Theta Kappa organization 
took on the responsibilities hap- 
pily and proudly. 

The organization is for people 
active in both community and 
campus activities. To become a 
memner of PTK, students had to 


be recommended by two in 
structors and receive an in- 
vitation to join from the 
organization itself. 

According to Chet Logue, 
president of the group, the 
reasoning behind the club is that 
"athletes get honored, we feel 
that academic students should be 
publicly honored as well." 

Group activities for 1986-87 
covered a wide range. Phi Theta 
Kappa was involved with tutoring 
students in all academic areas, 
blood donation program, Worm- 
in-the-Apple Teacher Ap- 
preciaton, the Valentine's Day 
Flower and Weed gift, and the 
Kiss A Pig contest. 

Johnson said the group ran the 
concession stand during the 
basketball games to help finance 
some of their activities. 

"It (the concession stand) was 
our big money raiser for the 
year," she said. 

According to Swinney the' 
reason for the big fund raiser was 
to help the group be active on 
state and national levels. 

"The school provides us with 
transportation, but as far as 
registration fees and ac- 
comodations, we have to fund it," 
Swinney said. 

The Phi Theta Kappa National 
Convention was held in Dallas. 

Nelson, Justin Woodard, Darrin Teague, Paul Nash, Stacey Cover, Steve 
Stoalls, James Clark, David Zimmerman. MIDDLE ROW: Forest Klndrick, 
Charlie White, Jimmie Nieses, Darren Bannon, Jirenary, Lisa Foote, 
Margeret Watkins. BOTTOM ROW: Jeff Hayes, Randy Croft. (Photo by 
Wayne Gottstine) 

PHI THETA KAPPA. FRONT ROW: Aggie Neises, Terrl Hayward, Cr 
Logue, Bell Goff. SECOND ROW: Kathy Gann, Sheila Whyde, Julie Jor 
son. Norma Perkins, Kathy Waggoner, Myrl Wilson, Wanda Bierig. BA 
ROW. Frank Hunter, Margaret Hunter, Marilyn James, Jorita Crane, J 
Lynn, Jim Miesner. 


"We went to meetings on fund 
raising, incorporating alumni 
organizations, communication 
workshops, and getting com- 
munity based organizations star- 
ted," she said. "All of those 
topics are important to our 

The convention was not all 
work, entertainment was 
provided by way of a dance on 
Friday, a formal ball on Saturday 
and a little site seeing. 

The National Convention also 
brought the club recognition 
when they returned home with 
the newly elected state president 
from Cowley County Community 

Participating in the National 
Convention was not the end of the 
club's activities, the Nelson Car- 
nival was an all-school event 
sponsored by the group. 

"We are the initiators of the 
carnival, and have eight other 
clubs involved. The proceeds will 
go to a scholarship in the name of 
Gwen Nelson, hopefully, this will 
oecome a tradition," said John- 

Sponsor of the group was Jim 
Miesner. Miesner drew nothing 
out praise from the members of 
PTK, which was impressive due 
to the size of the group. The mem- 
oership roster was ap- 


proximately 80 persons, with an 
active roster of about 40. 

"He's just wonderful as an ad- 
viser," said Goff. "He let's us 
make our own decisions, and 
doesn't try to boss us." 

by Laura Moore 

A cut above 
e rest 


Cosmo/Vica takes the shortcut 
to attaining a job. How? Being a 
member of the organization helps 
students compete for the top 
stylist positions. 

The 1986-87 term has not been 
one of the club's more active 
years, but members of the club 
feel that it was a good ex- 

There are seven members in 
the club, so that makes for a 
close-knit family atmosphere. 

President Rita Shook, feels that 
closeness helps the members. 

"It's a lot of fun, we offer each 
other suggestions and when we 
compete, it is nice to get to meet 
other people interested in the 
same field that we are," she said. 

Besides being fun, Cheryl Mc- 
Cully, a certified teaching 
assistant, added that the club "of- 
fers the students a chance to gain 
more responsibility and added 
learning experiences." 

Tina Starks, cosmetology 
student, said the club helps the 
students gain confidence in their 

Confidence, they say, is 
definitely a needed quality for 
hair stylists, especially when un- 
der the strains of competition. 

April 9 marked the day for 
Cowley's Cosmo/Vica club to 
compete against students from 
all over Kansas. 

Two of the club's seven chose to 
compete, with two other mem- 
bers sacrificing their pampered 
tendrils to act as models. 

Glenda Mort and Janet Pat- 
trick comprised one team, and 
Donna Semple and Shook the 
other. The competition took place 
in Wichita with the awards 
banquet to be held on the April 10. 

Placing on a state level is just 
one more item for the students to 
add onto their job resumes. 

by Laura Moore 


People help 
people through 
Project Care 

Caring for the students and the 
community, Project Care earned 
its name. 

Hosting benefit dances, they 
raised money for a student 
medical fund and they sponsored 
dances for the high school and 
college students. 

Their choir traveled to area 
churches to sing and for Regina 
Musgrove that was one of the best 
aspects of the group. 

"I enjoyed being in Project 
Care because of the church choir 
and the friendly people. I liked 
raising money to give to charities 
and students in financial need. 
What I didn't like was that the 
students didn't pay it back," said 

Not afraid of labor, the mem- 
bers washed cars, cleaned up 
yards, worked in concession stan- 
ds, and provided transportation 
for senior citizens to shop. 

"Project Care is a good 
program," said Rob Burton, 
social committee chairman. "It 

COSMO/VICA. FRONT ROW: Holli Pool, Tina Anderson, Janet Thomas. 
BACK ROW: Pat Mauxey, Glenda Mort, Donna Semple, Rita Shook. (Photo 
t>y Wayne Gottstine) 

PROJECT CARE. BACK ROW: Tracey Patterson, Henri Chatman, Ben Pierce. 
THIRD ROW: Virgil Watson. SECOND ROW: Robert Burton, Derrick Young. 
FRONT ROW: Regina Musgrove. (Photo by Jeff Dziedzic) 


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(continued from page 35) 

helps out a lot of people and is a 
good way for kids to get involved 
in the community." 

Organizing the group, the spon- 
sors consisted of Marsha Carr, 
Craig Holcomb, Bob Juden, Lou 
Nelson, and Virgil Watson. 

"I think the organization has 
reached its goal by providing ser- 
vices for students and members 
of the community. It's made 
students feel more comfortable 
living on campus," said Chad 
Miner, president. "It lets them 
know someone on campus 

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Tom mi 

"The time that I am spending here will 
benefit, because I have learned to use the 
language, and I have been exposed to the 
language all the time. But the transcripts 
won't mean anything in Finland. " 

He says he'll be glad to begin college in 
Finland, but feels that his time in the army 
was very beneficial. Of the mandatory ser- 
vice for all 20 year-old males he said, "I 
just feel that it is our duty (to serve) ." 

Pietilainen's experiences in the army 
were similar to those found in the 
American service. The usual pranks and 
jokes were played, but when pressed for 
details, Pietilainen blushed and politely 
said, "I'm not going to answer these 

Pietilainen has three favorite places to 

"Greece, because of the people. They 
are very friendly and honest. Hungary, it's 
just very nice, and they have a pretty high 
standard of living for a socialist country, 
and England, because I have a friend 

He also commented on European fashion 
as compared to American fashion. 

"Here," he said, "all the guys wear 
jeans. In Europe, you see all kinds of pants 
that guys can wear. You Americans are 
very neat and clean in your dress and 
there's nothing really radical." 

(continued from page 24) 

He loves to travel and often can find 
humor in his trips. One of his favorite 
stories involves a train trip he took. 

"We were traveling with a friend of mine 
who was born in southern France. We saw 
two very good looking girls in the train and 
we started to make comments in Finnish 
about the girls and you know... (he laughs) 
the girls weren't from Finland but from 
France so they couldn't understand. But 
behind the French girls there walked a 
Finnish lady and we didn't know it, and she 
said 'Are you boys from Finland?' and we 
were so embarrassed. ' ' 

One of his favorite food dishes, Fly Pie, 
comes from England. It's name comes 
from the raisins in the pie that look like 
flies. Traveling has given him a chance to 
experience a lot of different foods and 
some of his favorites come from Denmark, 

especially a smorgasbord he had at a 
friend's house. He also likes Greek food, 
namely souvlakia. 

Living so far away from home has been 
difficult but his parents fill that void by 
sending care packages from home. One of 
the highlights of the packages are a Fin- 
nish specialty called pasties which this 
reporter has observed he has trouble 

Music ranks high on his list of favorite 
past times. 

"I have played guitar for eight years. I 
play all kinds of music except for country 
and western," he said. "My favorite ar- 
tists are Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Eddie 
Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughn." 

Although he has adjusted well to life in 
the United States, Tommy Finland says 
translations are a difficult part of learning 
a new language. 

"An English teacher gave me some ad- 
vice about Finnish slang. Don't ever try to 
translate our Finnish sayings into English. 
A simple thing like 'to understand' in 
English means 'encircled in thought' in 
Finnish. One Finnish saying more closely 
related to English, concerns becoming 
angry with someone. In Finland they say 
'Tear your pants.' The English version is 
similar, but foregoes the clothing to get to 
the heart of the matter." 

He says he has enjoyed his stay in the 
United States and was well prepared from 
the advice of other foreign exchange 
students. What's the best advice he heard 
about coming here? 

"Don't drink the American beer " 

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They came in touted as the best team in 
Region VI. When the smoke had cleared, 
the Lady Tigers hade more than lived up to 
the acclamations they had received. 

Cowley received a bye in the first round 
of post season play and then traveled to 
Friends University in Wichita to do battle 
with the Red Ravens of Coffeyville, the 
only team to defeat the Lady Tigers in con- 
ference play. 

Cowley proceeded to show that loss was 
a fluke by dismembering Coffeyville 91-73. 
This victory earned them the right to play 
in the semifinals against Dodge City. 

The Dodge City team came into the 
game as underdogs, but fought hard 
enough to give the Lady Tigers somewhat 
of a scare. Cowley pulled it out 57-50, but 
not before Dodge City had given them 
something to think about. 

The Tigers were now in for the game of 
the season against Barton County. The 
reigning champs of Region VI had been the 
regional champs for three consecutive 
years. Barton had a dynasty building and 
the Lady Tigers were set to knock it down. 

The game was tight in the beginning. 
Pam Fritz took control early with her 
baseline jumpers and inside moves. The 
rest of the team followed her lead and 
proceeded to conduct a clinic. While Ar- 

neetrice Cobb, Latricia Fitzgerald, aM 
Angie Dulohery bombed away from oul 
side, Fritz, Peaches Harris, and Ramona\ 
Ricketts pounded away inside. 

The referees lost control of the game due 
to inconsistent calls. They called petty 
fouls on either team yet missed players 
getting thrown to the ground. The game 
was reminiscent of a wrestling match with 
players fearing for their safety. 

Sophomores Fitzgerald and Ricketts hit 
some big free throws late in the game, but 
a freshman hit the key shots to keep Bar- 
ton at bay. Arneetrice Cobb displayed the 
composure of a sophomore as she hit the 
monumental shots. Cowley held Barton off 
to win by a final 70-64 score. 

The bags were packed and the Lady 
Tigers were off to Senatobia, Miss., for the 
National Junior College Athletic 
Association basketball tournament. 

Their season, however, came to a 
screeching halt as they came up against 
their toughest opponent thus far in the 
shape of the Casper, Wyo., Thunderbirds. 
The Cowley team was on par with the 
talent of the Casper team, but missed shots 
and turnovers spelled doom for the Lady 

Although the final score read Caspar 72 
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quick to praise the team and their ac- 
complishments. She and the sophomore- 
filled team were depressed, but Hargrove 
exemplified a winning spirit in her sum- 
mary of the ended season. 

"It was a great year," explained 
Hargrove. "The kids won the conference 
again, they won Region VI for the first 
time in five years. We had only one loss in 
the state, and that was in Coffey ville, and I 
don't know that anyone ever beats Cof- 
feyville in Coffeyville. And we beat all of 
the best teams twice, we beat Barton 
twice, we beat Dodge City twice, we beat 
Johnson twice, and we beat Coffeyville 
twice. So we pretty much dominated the 
region this year, and it was very rewar- 

Hargrove feels that the team had a suc- 
essful season that couldn't be measured 


"The wins are important, but that 
sn't the thing that makes this team win- 
ners. The fact that they worked hard at 
practice everyday, they went to class 
eveiyday, and that all of our sophomores 
are graduating and receiving university 
and College scholarships. These are the 
things that make them winners in my 
mind. Yin that respect, I think that this 
team h\s been exceptional," she said. 

by Tom Ahrensmeyer 

Playoff success 

Janlne Wells, Arneetrice Cobb, Angle 
Dulohery, Kim Marx, Peaches Harris, Pom Fritz 
and Latricia Fitzgerald proudly display their vic- 
tory sign following their win over Barton Coun- 
ty which gave them the Region VI title. 
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Getting a full swing, Shelly Maskrid, a fresh- 
man member of the Cowley Tiger team, knocks 
a ball into the outfield to bring home a team- 
mate. (Photo by Pat Pruitt) 


The Lady Tiger's sof tball season has not 
gone well as of press time. 

Their 6-11 record would seem respec- 
table enough for a almost brand new team, 
but you have to bear in mind that "respec- 
table" — at least as applied to the per- 
formance of a women't team — is a dirty 
word at Cowley. 

Admitedly, the Lady Tigers have a tough 
act to follow. Last year's squad was 
nationally ranked throughout the season, 
enjoying rankings as high as seventh in the 
nation. The 1986 Tigers won the Region VI 
Championship, rolling up a 36-10 record. 

Still, head coach Ed Hargrove is ex- 
pecting the situation to improve. 

"I think eventually we will be as good as 
we were last year, but it might take a little 
while," he said. "We just have to get more 

Hargrove started the season with hopes 
his Lady Tiger could accomplish three 
goals this season. The first was to win at 
least 25 games, the second was to repeat as 
Jayhawk East Division champions, the 
third is to be in the top three finishers at 
the Region VI tournament. 

Cowley has gotten off to a trifle too slow 
a start to manage that, Hargrove said. 

"Realistically, it's going to be almost 
impossible to do that, so we've shifted our 

sights a little now," Hargrove said. "We 
already have five conference losses, so it's 
highly unlikely we can win the conference. 
Still, we want to finish over .500 and make 
a strong showing at the Region VI tour- 

Although the Lady Tigers likely have as 
high a level of talent as they have in the 
past, the difference is seasoning. The 
Tigers are a young squad, with only three 
freshman out amoung ten sophomores. So 
rather they have performed up to 
Hargrove's expectations or not, they 
should have another chance at it next year, 
and it's possible to veiw this year as a 
building season. 

"With so many freshmen I want to finish 
strong so they'll leave with a good feeling 
about the program and want to come 
back," Hargrove said. "With the girls we 
have now and the recruits we expect to 
have next year, we should be very strong. 
We should have a really talented core of 

The Lady Tigers have relied on a fairly 
balanced game thus far, shining in no one 
area, but turning in credible performances 
both offensively and defensively. 

"I certainly haven't given up on the 
season just because we've lost a few 
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out of the conference with a winning 
record, and that we'll do well at Region VI. 
I've seen us hit the ball well, I know we 
have good pitching, we've played good 
defense. We hust have to get it all together, 
and I'm confident that we will." 

While Hargrove has been blessed again 
and again with talented players, much of 
the Lady Tiger's past successes have to be 
attributed to his coaching ability. Since 
taking over head coaching chores, 
Hargrove has ammased a 53-16 (through 

the 1986 season) for a phenomenal 76.8 win- 
ning percentage. Nonetheless, Hargrove is 
hesitant to accept praise for his 

"I've been pretty lucky so far," he ef- 
faced. "The talent that I inherited was 
very good, and of course we were able to 
put it all together last year and we had a 
great season. I'd like to match that per- 
centage this year, I hope we can. I expect 
the talent we have this year to keep that 
winning edge going." 

The Lady Tigers squad is comprised of 
Jule Ware and Lisa Bennet from Arkansas 
City; Vicki Rierson, Julie Ott, Wendi Wat- 
son, Carol Terry, Shelly Maskrid, Debbie 
Dean, and Lynn Ballard, all from Wichita; 
Angie Dulohery from Haysville; two girls 
from Oklahoma, Kim Schuchman from 
Newkirk and Latricia Fitzgerald from Ar- 
dmore; and Amy Semmler from Ft. Pier- 
ce, Florida. 

by Steve Dye 

Way to watch 'em 

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So far, 
the Tiger 
have proven 
to be 

A good team on a 
good day, a bad 
team on a bad day 

The Tiger baseball team has ex- 
perienced setbacks on some days and 
elation on others so far this season. 

Rick Holman, head coach, provides an 
apt summation of the team's fortunes thus 

"It's just been one of those things where 
we can beat a good team on a good day, 
and we can lose to a bad team on a bad 
day," he says. 

True enough, but as he is quick to note, 
"It's starting to come together." 

The good news bad news scenario con- 

Strong pitching has been the salvation of 
the Tigers this season. But because they 
are so dependent on good pitching, when 
they don't get it, they lose. Simple as that. 
The majority of Cowley's victory's thus 
far have come when one of two things is 
happening on the mound. Either Troy 
Girrens control is on, he's hitting the cor- 
ners and the opposition isn't hitting the 

ball, or else side-armer Danny Snow's con- 
trol is on enough for him to get the ball in 
the general vicinity of the plate with a good 
deal of velocity and the oppisition isn't hit- 
ting the ball. Otherwise, the Tigers 
probably aren't winning. 

but at press time both have fallen victim to 
arm ailments. Both have pitched, but only 
in outings too brief to alleviate Holman s 
problems when the schedule gets busy. 

"It makes it pretty tough when we have 
double headers three days in a row. I can 

"We've got guys who can get the job 
done, and I expect them to do it. " 

-Rick Holman. 

The Tigers pitching situation has been 
complicated by unexpected sore arms (as 
if tendonitis is ever expected). Matt Hicks 
and Mike Sparks were to have played a 
heavy part in the Cowley pitching rotation 

start Girrens and Snow on the first day and 
be pretty confident that they'll throw well. 
And Todd Ball does a good job for us on the 
mound, and STeve Spencer can throw 
too," Holman said. "But on the third day, 

OUTG Jim Barnhouse gets a close look at second base on his slide in. 



without Matt or Mike, it gets pretty iffy. 
And that's if we they all of the distance and 
we don't need to put someone in in relief." 

Offensively, the picture has been sim- 
pler. Cowley's hitters were slow getting 
started, but have been gaining momentum 
since the season began, and are starting to 
show the power that Holman predicted 
they would have before the season began. 

"Todd Ball and Mark James have been 
hitting the ball pretty consistently, and 
Troy Girrens has been hitting well for us," 
Holman says. 

The Barnthouse twins, Jim and Tim, 

have also made their contributions at the 
plate, and Randy Lassley has made his 
presence known as well. 

But it's well the Tigers should hit the 
ball. They've had some bad experiences 
when staying on base too long — that is, 
long enough to get in trouble. 

Cowley has a 9-13 record this far, but 
Holman is convinced that if his team 
eliminates the bad days, they should 
alleviate the losing/improve the winning 
record somewhat. 

"We don't have great athletes with great 
physical abilities, we don't have tremen- 

dous speed or really great arms. But we've 
got guys that can get the job done, and I ex- 
pect them to do it," Holman says. 

"I'm really pleased with our pitching 
staff, we have five kids who are all good 
pitchers, and I've got ten or eleven kids 
who could possibly hit .300, and four or five 
who can do better than that. Just up and 
down the line we've got good hitting. As 
soon as we can start putting all that 
together on the same day we'll be in good 

by Steve Dye 


but young 

Cowley County's Tennis squad is one of 
the many sports programs at Cowley that 
is facing the inevitable — a year spent 
largely in the process of rebuilding. They 
have only one returning player on the 
Tiger net sqaud. 

Arkansas City's Randy Weigand is 
coach Rob Alexander's sole returner in a 
field of young players. 

"We've got a lot of young players, so 
early on we'll probably have a tough 
time," said Alexander. 

Still, Alexander feels that if anything, he 
has a higher level of talent than he did 

"I think at 1, 2, and 3, we'll probably be 
comparable to where we were last year. I 
fell we'll definitely be better than last year 
at 4, 5, and 6. There's no question about 

Freshmen members of the squad are 
Eddie Brooks from Topeka, Wichita's Jim 
Brown, Winfield's Joel Kropp, and Brian 
Smith and Cleff Cunningham from Arkan- 
sas City. 

Alexander conducted challenge matches 
amoung his palyers to determine his 
singles ladder early in the season. 

The 1986 season was not kind to the 
Tigers, as they garnerned only "two or 
three" dual wins, a third place finish at the 
Southwestern tournament, and a ppor 
showing at the Region VI tournament. 
Alexander is hoping for a better showing 
as the season unfolds this year. 

An alumni match and a dual with Pit- 
tsburg State held April 29 were the only 
two home matches of the season for the 
Tigers this season. The netters took 5 of 7 
from the alumni. The results of the Pit- 
tsburg State matchup are unknown at 
press time. 

Alexander said that the Region VI 
division looks formidable this season, and 
named Johnson County as the probable 
favorite to win the playoffs. 

"Last year was the third year in a row 
that they've won the region. They won all 
six singles and two doubles. And their 
number one player is a walk on," Alexan- 
der said.. 

by Steve Dye 


Brian Smith, freshman, shows determination as 
he returns a serve during practice. The tennis 
squad practiced daily on the court by the 

Recreation Building in preparation for 
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